THERE are fewer opportunities for Papua New Guinean students to secure university scholarship programmes overseas, according to an Indonesian scholarship recipient.
During brief discussions with Indonesian Ambassador Andriana Supandy and education and cultural attaché Dr Chaerun Anwar, a student attending the Nusa Putra University in Indonesia through online classes, Sinogenel Samson, said they were honoured to receive the scholarship.
TRANSPERANCY International PNG (TIPNG) has agreed to continue its legal internship programme for another five years with the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) school of law.
TIPNG chief executive officer Arianne Kassman said, at the signing of a memorandum of understanding yesterday, that they were recruiting the fourth batch of students.
Kassman said the programme was under TIPNG’s anti-corruption help desk (AnCoHD) programme that offered free legal advice to Papua New Guineans who wanted to report cases of corruption.
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Today a huge crowd gathered at Pogera Secondary School to witness the presentation of school COVID 19 Cheques to schools in Pogera Valley as well as a new Ten Seater Toyota Land Crusier to Pogera Secondary school.
Governor Ipatas advised school principals and Head Teachers to use the funds to adapt to what is now known as the "New Normal" to live with COVID 19 pendemaic. Sir Ipatas also told the Pogera Secondary Principal Mr Oripali to wisely use the vehicle for school purposes only.
The Papua New Guinea Education Secretary Dr. Uke Kombra is calling for fair national examinations for the 235, 000 students who will be sitting for exams in October and November.
A total of 30, 000 students from 188 secondary and the 6 national high schools will sit the Grade 12 National Exams, 73, 000 students from 350 high & secondary schools will sit the Grade 10 National Exams and 130, 000 students from 3, 400 primary schools will sit the Grade 8 National Exams.
When you educate a girl you begin to change the face of a nation and 12-year-old Sylvia Muget is one of the faces of progress in Papua New Guinea.
Education is a basic human right and for many girls, it is also closely linked to health, equity and self-empowerment.
Sylvia attends Aguru Elementary School in Madang, but despite her youth she has her mind made up about the future.
“I want to be a nurse when I grow up!” she beamed enthusiastically.
It was striking confidence from a girl in a rural setting, where children are often shy and reluctant to speak to new people and dropout rates among female students are high – a fact commonly attributed to the expectation that they help parents and families with domestic duties.
As the schools begin Term Four of 2020, the Education Minister is calling on all schools to arrange extra classes, remedial work and take-home work for students.
“Schools must prepare the students well before the examinations in two weeks’ time,” stated Minister Joseph Yopyyopy.
“Directions were issued for schools to return to normal on 9 June 2020. Consequently, the Secretary issued administrative instructions to all schools under the National Education System on the resumption of classes, revised term dates and national examination dates.
“This meant that all programmed and timetabled teaching and learning activities per day and per week were to have been covered every week from Monday to Friday starting on June 9.
ABOUT 300 students and their teachers in three schools in Kutubu, Southern Highlands, will no longer have to worry about transport to do their schools’ administration runs.
This was made possible after trucks were donated on Wednesday to the schools by Petroleum Resources Kutubu (PRK) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Mineral Resources Development Company (MRDC), who purchased three trucks at a total cost of K456,000 through their community infrastructure fund (CITF).
The three schools are Aiyo Primary School, Sisibia Primary School and Waro High School.
A Chinese national who submitted fraudulent documents to obtain a Student Visa under Kopen Secondary School was apprehended in a dawn raid in Yonki Eastern Highlands province.
Kopen Secondary school is located in Wabag, Enga province.
The PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority lead investigation team arrested the suspect during their routine checks in Yonki.
Surprisingly, the Chinese national was managing a retail shop in Yonki outside of Kainantu town whilst, being in possession of a student visa.
THREE Papua New Guinean students have been awarded scholarships by the Taiwanese government for undergraduate studies in universities in Taiwan.
The trio depart for Taiwan today.
According to Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in PNG representative Oliver Liao, the students met the scholarship requirements and were chosen as awardees of Taiwan 2020 scholarship.
Liao said the scholarship programme started in Port Moresby in 2010 and, over the last decade, more than 50 Papua New Guineans had been selected to pursue academic studies in Taiwan.
EIGHT new executives of the PNG Teachers Association (PNGTA) Eastern Highlands branch were challenged to continue fighting for teachers’ rights by an official.
Outgoing former Eastern Highlands PNGTA branch president Branson Tomane urged the new executives to work to improve the welfare of teachers.
Tomane said he had taken up the teachers’ cause with the Eastern Highlands provincial government for the last 15 years.
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