BY ALEX DADAMU
SOLOMON Islands Students who are still continuing their studies in Philippines Universities will have to differ their studies as every Solomon Islanders both graduating and continuing student doing their studies there will be repatriated.
Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), Mr. James Bosamata confirmed on the talk back show on Sunday that every single students both private and Government sponsored will be repatriated.
Mr. Bosamata explained that earlier on, graduating students were being prioritized – but due to the current unpredictable situation, students whom are still continuing will also be repatriated, which means that specific students whom are still continuing their studies will have to differ their studies.
“There will be a mass deferral of studies for students studying in the Philippines – the deferral will be indefinite which means it maybe for the whole of 2021 depending on the situation –then they might return to study in 2022 if hopefully things recover,” Mr. Bosamata revealed.
According to the Ministry Education Deputy Secretary, Mr. James Bosamata, more than 340 students studying in the Philippines are set to be repatriated and a taskforce established which consist of staff from the ministry of foreign affairs and staff from the Ministry of education are working together with the Student’s Association executive in Philippines to acquire all information required to safely bring back the students.