Back to school support application forms will be available from today till next Friday – Prof Prasad

Back to school support application forms will be available from today till next Friday – Prof Prasad

By Alipate Narawa
Tuesday 10/01/2023
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Prof. Biman Prasad

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad says the Back to School support is for Early Childhood Education students, Primary and Secondary students up to Year 13 for the 2023 school year.

Professor Prasad adds to access this support, parents are required to simply fill a manual application form that will be available at their respective schools from today until next Friday.

He says a separate application form must be filled for each student.

For example, a family with 3 students will have to fill 3 application forms.

The Minister say the forms are to be submitted to schools for verification and update on FEMIS.

He has stated that families that earn annually below $50,000 and whose children do not receive Transportation Assistance will have to apply by filling out the full Back to School support form with a statutory declaration form for income verification purposes that has been signed by the schools.

The Minister says for families with children that currently receive subsidised transportation assistance, they do not have to complete the full form with the income verification form as they are already verified to be earning less than $50,000.

Professor Prasad says the funds will be disbursed through Vodafone’s MPAISA and Digicel’s My Cash platforms.

He adds for students in maritime islands with no mobile coverage, families will have to provide the address of their nearest post office or agency to receive the support through TMO.

The disbursement of funds will begin from the 25th of this month.

Restaurant/shop in Toorak closed after traces of rat faeces and presence of pests found inside
A restaurant/ shop in Toorak, Suva has been closed by the Health Inspectors from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Food Unit after it failed...
2 hours ago
Excitement builds up as Hibiscus Festival coming back after 5 years
Excitement is in the air as Suva braces to hold the mother of all festivals, the Miss Hibiscus Festival which will be held after a lapse of 5 ...
13 minutes ago

Westpac grant recipient, Raina thrives at India University
Raina Ram who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science in Gujarat, India, is now on her final semester and recalls the moment that ...
1 hour ago

Calls being made to include people aged 60 years in the social welfare allowance scheme
The government should look into including people aged 60 years in the social welfare allowance scheme in the upcoming National Budget to assist those ...
1 hour ago

ODPP waits for police investigation file in amusement ride case
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is still waiting for the police investigation file in the case of the amusement ride incident that ...
2 hours ago

Catanasiga and Kotobalavu confirm their appearance on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan at 7pm tomorrow
Fiji Council of Social Services Executive Director Vani Catanasiga and Fiji Public Service Association General Secretary, Judith Kotobalavu have ...
4 hours ago

fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Crisis within FijiFirst relating to the termination of 17 MPs who voted for salary increases
A crisis has erupted within the FijiFirst party relating to the termination of 17 members of parliament who supported the government's motion to ...
4 days ago

Pre-Budget 2024-2025
Pre Budget 2024-2025 budget recommendations and an insight of what people on the ground wish to see in the National Budget
6 days ago

Sayed-Khaiyum case on alleged payment of Saneem's taxes without proper approval
It is alleged that between the 30th of June, 2022 and the 12th of July, 2022 in Suva, whilst being employed in the civil service as the Acting Prime ...
7 days ago