Thank you for your clarification. I discern the difficulties you, our USP-SIG sponsored students, come across and would very much opt for a change in leadership and more appropriate and sound approaches taken to address your situation. My previous posting was basically centred on the following lines which was posted by you on 30th July 2008 " so sponsor must discuss with the students on how to help them succeed with their studies in a good communication links, rather than waiting to just terminate their scholarship." Maybe I am wrong but I read this as students relying NTU for guidance on academic related difficulties apart from "seleni and allowances for school."