THE Namosi Joint Venture has provided a further $130,000 to its education assistance program for the students of the province of Namosi and the tikina (district) of Waidina in Naitasiri Province.
The education assistance program was designed to help students in need of financial support to attend or complete relevant tertiary education or vocational courses.
NJV spokesman Stanley Simpson said the additional $130,000 would be used to cater for students doing studies in the second semester.
Applications for semester two 2012 must be received by the NJV by 23 July 2012, said Mr Simpson.
He said the NJV had previously provided $130,000 to 119 students during the first 2012 semester.
The money helped students pay for tertiary education and vocational courses at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji National University, Corpus Christi Teachers College, APTEC, Pasifika Institute of Tourism and NZPTC among others, Mr Simpson said.
NJV country manager Greg Morris said the joint venture strongly believed in the value of education and training.
It is part of our commitment to community support and development in the areas we operate in, Mr Morris said. We encourage all potential applicants to read the Education Assistance Program guidelines before submitting an application to ensure they understand and meet the relevant criteria.
The NJV provided $276,000 in education assistance in 2011.