The government has announced that it will provide a monthly data top-up of $20 per month to domestic university students and Year 13 students to assist them in their online studies.
It will partner with Amalgamated Telecom Holdings for this initiative.
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says due to the pandemic, the 25,983 domestic students across three universities in Fiji are currently attending classes and having examinations on online platforms.
He says there are also over 8,000 Year 13 students that need access to data to undertake research for their studies.
Sayed-Khaiyum says the data provided to students will only be available during the semester and school-term periods but the data can be used however students like.
He says they prefer that students don’t waste it all watching dance videos on TikTok.
The Government will contribute $100,000 with the rest provided by ATH.
SOURCE: Fiji Village