The National Training Unit has put up the long awaited list of students who have been awarded with scholarships for this academic year.

Speaking with the Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary, Maelyn Kuve confirmed that a list was up at the NTU yesterday.

Solomon Times was informed that a total of 311 students have been awarded with a Solomon Islands Government (SIG) scholarship.

The awards are as follow: 48 scholarships for in-service, 14 scholarships for USP students in Honiara, 173 for students with GPA3 and above, and 76 scholarships for students studying at the USP Honiara, who will be funded to study at the main campus.

"All the listed students were put into consideration by the National Training Unit," Ms. Kuve said.

PS Education added that new awards given this year were only for the new ones who completed their seventh form last year, 2007.

She revealed that for aspiring medical students, there is limited space at the Fiji School of Medicine.

Meanwhile, Ms. Kuve said that the National Training Council is still looking at the cases of the extension students.

"About 30 students are still waiting for their grades to be delivered by the USP main campus in Fiji," she added.

She said that if they did not receive their grades, the waiting students will continue their studies next year, 2009.

Ms. Kuve said that a lecturer will be arriving later this month and the grades are expected to be received.