Written by Glen Burua
After failing Civil Engineering in the University of Technology in 2012, my dreams were shattered. I stayed at home the whole year 2013.
Sometimes we find ourselves in situations we didn’t expect to happen. Depression kicks in and we feel hopeless.
The following year, I went back to Unitech to repeat Engineering Mathematics, the unit I failed before. Hoping for the best, I went back fully prepared. At the end of 2014, I had no choice but to accept the fact that I had failed again for the second time.
I went home broken. I was so lonely and ashamed of myself. The following year, 2015, I couldn’t even walk around freely. Nights turned into tears as I felt so empty.
This book titled "Understanding Success : A Teacher's Perspective"
is written by KENNY PAWA AMBIASI. He is a determined and aspiring PNG author and a teacher who is currently teaching at Port Moresby National High School. . This book will help teachers motivation in their work. Please grab a copy from the writer.
There is a lot of misunderstanding about the underlying truth of
the teaching profession in Papua New Guinea. Many people think
that teaching is an easy and low profile profession for people with
low grades and failures to pursue. They reckon that the profession
offers none or little prospects of advancement and opportunity
for success and fulfillment of life’s desires that are found in other
By Robert Iki Leso
To serve others, we must love people. To work with others, we must humble ourselves. This is a reality in leadership.
We seem to have problems in our country because we do not love the people we serve and do not humble ourselves to earn respect from those whom we work with.
If we do not serve with love, we will have a lot of hatred and bitterness in society. We will value money and materials more than lives.
We will value sex more than family relationships. We will value politics more than leadership. We will value revenge more than forgiveness.
If we do not humble ourselves, we will develop a culture to be envious of one another and try to shoot each other down, and end up going nowhere.
We will promote a competitive spirit. We will continue to live in a fool’s paradise of ivory towers. We will continue to build castles in the air.
We will think about ourselves more than others. We will always gain through other people’s downfall. We will always expect others to serve us than to serve them.
Education Talk By Petrus GAND
Corruption has adversely hindered UPNG’s dignity, credibility and integrity over the years. Despite being a standardized institution where students secure space through merit when competing with 25 to 30 thousand grade 12 students nationwide, corruption had given the opportunity to get enrolled on a platter stall. Though PNG’s educational system is believed to have a bottle-neck system, it is a deliberate system contrived in a manner that naturally strains the brains of this nation and distributes people on certain appropriate areas according to their natural intelligence. This system has been designed to place competition, boost students to strive harder and higher and also to be responsible citizens of this thriving yet developing nation.
GRADUATING in absentia with a Bachelor of Communication Arts (Journalism) degree at the Divine Word University last month made me appreciate all the struggles that I endured to reach my goal.
My education journey began at home when I self-taught myself, with the help of my dad, to read and write at the age of five.
I hail from Maipenairu village in Baimuru, Gulf. I am the second eldest of four children.
I attended Baimuru Elementary School in 2004 and continued to Baimuru Primary School.
My dad left his Accounts Clerk job in 2006 to start a small business. He abandoned it after two years when the airport was closed. He became a fisherman to support us.
My siblings and I would miss classes for weeks at times. We would go with dad and mum to fish and earn money for the family.
I fell ill while in Grade 7 in 2010.
AT the height of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, school closures meant more than 90 per cent of the world’s learners had to study virtually or from home. The internet, an invaluable educational tool, has, therefore, become more important for students. One of students’ most common internet activities, both in schools and in home schooling, is online searching. This means teachers and those parents currently standing in for teachers need to help students develop skills for searching online. So what can parents do to support their children when tasks sent home from school require them to search for information online? What can they do to extend such work for gifted students or when the work sent home runs out? Teachers and parents can have an influence on a child’s internet skills. Indeed, their search success is related to the amount of adult guidance and explicit instruction they receive. Unfortunately, research suggests some teachers don’t offer such explicit instruction. Some have trouble structuring (and providing support for) student online search tasks that go beyond lower-order skills. Evidence exists of a lack of search skills among teachers and parents themselves. The following three tips may help.
Shift your thinking about search
Attitudes have proven more important than available resources or teacher skill when it comes to increasing students’ authentic technology-enabled learning. – The NewsDailyPost
Next : HELP Loan Should Be Available To Agriculture
By Petrus GAND
I as a regular vigilante would like to convey my utmost appreciation of our current administration which ensured a stable political regime that transits to focus on agricultural industries, including SMEs and its HELP-Loan policy established and ensued ever since last year.
The HELP-Loan policy is, perhaps challenging to most of the indolent secondary schools’ students and their parents with multiple progeny, when bombarded by the sudden swap of ownership of school fees, but it is a new educational trend plunged into our Constitution.
Not only will it be susceptible to attract and motivate more students to strive and perform better to secure a satisfying spot in the tertiary schools, but it will emit hope as well, to the less fortunate but yet voraciously smart students who are systematically being prolonged.
Practically, it was intimidating when gazing at the tertiary fees’ structures, as it had so far lured many students into not utilising their full potentials. Their abilities have been constrained and were rigorously atrophied as they engaged with the wrong group in the call of duty for our country.
By Henry Kauke
Every success story has its own message, and as the saying goes “You will never understand a person unless you walk a mile in their shoes.”
My name is Henry Kauke, I am from Manam Island in Madang Province Papua New Guinea. I am the second born son of our family of 5 boys and 2 girls and this is my story.
This journey has been a very challenging one and life changing to say the least. For the last seventeen years, I’ve been tried, purified and prepared for the great purpose ahead. During this journey, determination and a spirit of ‘never give up’ grew and became part of me. People I’ve crossed paths with wonder how I have managed to come this far, but I know that it has all been part of God’s plan.
In October of 2004, an eruption on Manam island forced the suspension of school and the repatriation of my family and I onto mainland care centers. Life from here on was interesting. I was around grade 7. Most times, I would attend school on an empty stomach, without uniform, but it was during these times that my hunger for an education sprouted and grew.
By Albertis Photography
In the late 1800s, schools were designed & intended to teach obedience. During the rise of the industrial age, big corporations needed workers for their factories.
The purpose of the academic system which was introduced at that time was to create obedient & complaint workers who never ask questions.
There were plenty of scholars at the time, thus the creation of the standardized test was introduced. The academic system itself became a factory to standardize all of the rising students to ensure they fit the desired mold.
If the students failed the tests, they would be held back another year to try again. Dispite the fact that our world has dramatically changed since the late 1800s, our school systems are structured in the same way.
Story Written by Solomon Aplas
A mother of five from a remote part of Nipa in Southern Highlands Province of PNG thanked her son for making her a proud mum. "Hardwork has paid off well and may God be glorified for making his success possible. Its a pride for the family and the tribe we come from."
"I use to pay his school fees through selling of greens, bush vines and kaukau.
But for Alfred Wesa, it was a dream come true when he graduated with Masters in Business Administration (MBA) this year at the University of Papua New Guinea
As they say, our lives are shaped by our thoughts'. If our minds are shaky, we can't reach that destiny and so young people should never give up despite of challenges along the way as these challenges and critisms give you strength to be a real man and woman.
PNG Education Talk : Inspirations & Issues
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