Publish date/time: 27/05/2014 [08:07]
The Tertiary Scholarship and Loan Scheme Board Chairman, Dixon Seeto said he will not comment on individual cases after aspiring politician, Roshika Deo’s claims that one of her volunteers had his scholarship terminated last week.
Deo claimed that the volunteer of Be The Change had his scholarship terminated by the Tertiary Scholarship Loan Board for “associating” himself “in political agendas”.
She said there are no stipulations in the scholarship arrangement that prevents a student from engaging in the political affairs of their country and nation building, especially in pursuit of making informed voting decisions.
Deo said her volunteer is a high achieving student who needs the scholarship to complete his undergraduate degree.
She urged Scholarships Board to reinstate the scholarship.
When Fijivillage questioned Chairman, Dixon Seeto, he stressed that they do not discuss information of any of the applicants in public because it is confidential.
However Roshika Deo said they want the decision reviewed as soon as possible.
Deo also stresses that her volunteer did not misuse any allowance given under the scholarship scheme..
Story by: Vijay Narayan