A TEACHER is concerned about the number of drop-outs from Grade 10 in schools each year and suggests that something should be done to cater for them.
Deputy principal of the Gordon Secondary School in Port Moresby Antonio Orlando was speaking yesterday as Grade 10 students around the country sat for a written expression examination as part of the education department’s curriculum.
Orlando said the selection criteria used by tertiary institutions denied some students with good grades to further their education.
“I’ve been here for 22 years and have seen that most of the students left out are those with good grades,” he said.
“This is something that the Office of Higher Education should look into.”
He suggested that more scholarships should be provided to solve the problem of drop-outs.
“Students especially with very high GPA should be given scholarship and sponsored by the government to study abroad so that it will create space for the tertiary institutions to enroll students meeting
the general GPA of the different schools in the tertiary institution,” Orlando said.
Grade 12 students will sit for their written expression examination on August 11.
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