The us government is putting apart K60 million to look after students trying to get loans through the larger Education Loan Programme (Assistance). Yesterday Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) Minister Nick Kuman announced this during the University of PNG orientation programme. “i am going to make sure DHERST secretary (Fr Jan Czuba) distributes this cash to any or all advanced schooling organizations by the closing of the registrations, ” he said. “It are utilized to pay for the costs of students trying to get loan through Assistance. ” Kuman additionally confirmed that the Tertiary Education scholar Assistance Scheme (Tesas) remains available. “Tesas will not be performed away with and pupils under Tesas can use for Help also, ” he stated. He stated Assistance had been optional rather than compulsory.