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Accounting and medicine top pick

Shayal Devi
Friday, January 24, 2014

MEDICINE and accounting are the popular choices among scholarship applicants this year.

A total of 171 scholarships will be awarded to students in the fields of medicine and health.

Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board chairman Dixon Seeto said the enthusiasm shown by students in applying for scholarships in key fields was a good sign.

"One thing that students have to remember is that we are only giving scholarships in terms of human resources that will be beneficial to the country in the future," he said.

"For example, if a student has more than 300 marks and wants to take up law, then they will not receive any scholarship."

Mr Seeto said overseas scholarships would be granted only for courses unavailable in Fiji.

He said the toppers scholarship and education loans scheme were strictly for students who had completed foundation studies or took the Year 13 (Form 7) examination last year.

Some older students had enquired whether they too were eligible.

"This scholarship scheme is strictly for those students who completed school last year," Mr Seeto clarified.

He said students who had also acquired more than 300 marks in external exams were pursuing scholarships.

"This could be because students do not want to be bonded for an additional one and a half years, but it was up to the students which scheme they wanted to take up."








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