Back-to-school assistance paid to 162K-plus students

Fiji’s Ministry of Finance today paid out $32.5 million to 162,292 students whose applications for the $200 Back to School Support initiative were received by 20 January.

This is the first phase of payment for applications, PS Finance Shiri Gounder said in a statement.

Parents can withdraw these funds at any Vodafone or Digicel outlet or purchase items at registered retail outlets accepting mPAISA or MYCASH payments. Parents that had opted for payment through Post Fiji, can visit the nearest postal outlet to access their funds.

Parents are urged to use the funds responsibly to purchase school-related items and ensure that students are properly equipped before school starts next month.

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