More than 50 students from Solomon Islands attending the University of the South Pacific in Fiji will be sent home this week for failing their courses.
The Solomons High Commission in Suva has confirmed that the action saying 28 of the students are being terminated for failing all four courses for the semester and the rest are being suspended for failing 3 of 4 courses.
All implicated students bar a few who are being regraded will be flying back to Honiara this weekend.
The Solomon Islands Ministry of Education says government scholarship grants come from public and donor funding and their recipients are expected to perform.
The Solomon Star Newspaper is reporting today that the Solomon Islands Students Association is appealing to the National Training Unit to allow the affected students to continue their studies.