Monday, 15 September 2008 2:40 PM

Solomon Students in USP Experience More Frustrations

It has been revealed that most of the Solomon Islands students studying in USP Fiji have been blocked from using their USP admin accounts.

This also includes their student emails and a moodle system. A moodle is a site that computing students use to access computer lab exercises and assignments as given out by computer lecturers. This is also a place where they can upload their assignments for their lecturers. Without a moodle, computing students are incapable of accessing much needed notes and information for their classes.

This comes at a time when students are experiencing a rush hour to assignment deadlines and class tests.

"Every SIG students experiencing this are very frustrated. I have a computing assignment to work on which I can only submit through moodle and I cannot submit this if I am blocked from my USP account," says an SIG student who wants to remain anonymous.

According to sources, they suspect it may have been due to outstanding bills owed to USP.

This is not only a problem experienced by on campus students but those living off campus as well. All students suffering from this are quite baffled about the inability to access their student accounts.

Also revealed was the fact that all students are yet to receive the second part of their allowance.

"We were promised two weeks ago that we would receive our second half of allowance, however, this has not happened. Already most students are borrowing from each other and this has been causing a lot of problems," says the anonymous student.

Coldrine Kolae, SISA Secretary informed the students that the second part of allowances, totaling around $1989 FJD each will be distributed into the students individual bank accounts. According to Coldrine, the money should be received this week.

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