Tertiary Scholarship and Loans (Amendment) Act 2015

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TO AMEND THE TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIP AND LOANS DECREE 2014
ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji—
Short title and commencement1.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Tertiary Scholarship and Loans (Amendment)
Act 2015.
(2) This Act shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Gazette.
(3) In this Act, the Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Decree 2014 shall be referred to as the “Decree”.
Section 2 amended 2.  Section 2 of the Decree is amended in the definition of “student” by—
(a) deleting “or” in paragraph (b);
(b) deleting “.” in paragraph (c); and
ACT NO. 31 OF 2015
I assent.
J. K. KONROTE President
[23 November 2015]
AN ACT
(c) inserting the following new paragraphs after paragraph (c)—
“(d) is an employee earning an annual income of not more than $25,000 and  seeks  to  attain  academic  qualification  or  upgrade  existing qualifications at an eligible institution either as a part-time or full-time student; or
(e) is an employee working in the public service and seeks to attain academic  qualification  or  upgrade  existing  qualifications  at  an eligible institution.”
Schedule 2 amended3. Schedule 2 to the Decree is amended—
(a) in paragraph 1 by deleting “previous” and inserting “preceding the current year” after “year”; and
(b) by inserting the following new paragraphs after paragraph 7—
“8. Tertiary Education Scheme (TES) for students with special needs This scheme shall apply to students with special needs.
9. Tertiary Education Loans Scheme (TELS) for Technical College students
This scheme shall apply to students enrolled in Technical Colleges.
10.  Tertiary Education Loans Scheme (TELS) for post-graduate students  This  scheme  shall  apply  to  students  enrolled  in  post-graduate 
programmes in subject areas approved by Cabinet.”
Passed by the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji this 20th day of November 2015.
Price: 25c S. NAVUNILAWA, Government Printer, Suva, Fiji – 2015 31/Z/15—900Official Printer Since 1883