9 Jun 2014

Fiji student relieved scholarship reinstated

2:31 pm on 9 June 2014

A student in Fiji who had his government scholarship taken away because of his involvement with politics says he's relieved it has been reinstated

The Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board reversed its decision to terminate Tamani Seruiraduvatu's scholarship, saying it received incorrect information from his education institution.

The University of the South Pacific student says he has not been given any more information by the board but is meeting with its chairman, Dixon Seeto, on Thursday to find out more.

Mr Seruiraduvatu says he is overwhelmed with the support from politicians and members of the public he has received over the past two weeks.

He says he will continue to be involved in politics.

"I will fully be exercising my political right as I used to. I will be with the campaign as I believe that that's the platform for young people like me to get informed and be politically active in taking ownership of their country and democracy."

A USP student, Tamani Seruiraduvatu.

The University of the South Pacific could not be reached for comment.