The federal government is putting apart K60 million to look after students obtaining loans through the bigger Education Loan Programme (Assistance). Department of advanced schooling, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) Minister Nick Kuman announced this through the University of PNG orientation programme yesterday. “i am going to be sure that DHERST secretary (Fr Jan Czuba) distributes this cash to any or all advanced schooling organizations by the closing of these registrations, ” he said. “It is going to be utilized to pay for the costs of pupils trying to get loan through Assistance. ” Kuman additionally confirmed that the Tertiary Education scholar Assistance Scheme (Tesas) continues to be available. “Tesas will not be performed away with and pupils under Tesas can use for Help too, ” he stated. He stated Assistance ended up being optional and never compulsory.