Even though we appreciate the government of the day for the scholarship, I just want to comment on the bond or the declaration students sign with the government before leaving to various Universities. In one part of the declaration, students, after graduation must return back to the country and work, or else they will refund the expense of the scholarship. Will the government offer enough jobs to the graduates?
I see many university graduates still looking for job. Another thing that needs consideration is remittance. I remember one statement from the minister for education Mathew Wale to Laucala Campus students last year saying that one day, Solomon Islands will export skill labours and not unskilled seasonal workers. Country like Solomon Islands will improve its welfare and the economy from remittance alot. Thus, I believe that the bond should be dismissed.
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