120312 PHILIPPINE STUDY REAL
By Aloysius Laukai
The CEO for Peace and Reconciliation, NICK PENIAI says that the program to send 200 Bougainvilleans to University in the Philippines is the best for Bougainville.
He made these remarks this morning whilst explaining the criteria in which students would be selected.
MR. PENIAI said that since the ABG President JOHN MOMIS assigned his division to work on this project it has taken him four weeks to carry out awareness in Bougainville.
MR. PENIAI was addressing over a thousand parents and possible students at the BEL ISI PARK in Buka town this morning.
He said that out of the TWO THOUSAND APPLICATIONS distributed over TWO HUNDRED have been filled and returned.
MR. PENIAI said that the first batch of Bougainville students would leave for the Philippines in May this year as classes would start in June.
He said that the cost of individual students to study in Philippines would be TEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED KINA and this should cover Tuition and Lodging fees, Passport fees and weekly allowances for the students.
MR. PENIAI said that the second batch of another 200 students would go to Philippines in November.
A member of the CEBU STUDY from the Philippines, MR.JENSEN GO CHOW was also there to answer to queries by parents at today’s gathering.