By Kenneth Kalai
In my years of Education I was lucky enough to enter tertiary education because entry requirement accepted Grade 10. Without good grades I was on the fence but by luck I was accepted into a boys college teacher training at St Paul's Vunakanau Teachers College in 1992 East New Britain Province for three years Diploma.
In my final year 1994 Eruption occurred so we were taken to St Benedict Kaindi Teachers College for few weeks and graduated.
Though I received Diploma in Primary Teaching deep in me I felt too low so in my first year teaching I took up Adult Matriculation Studies at Madang University Centre now Madang UPNG Open CAMPUS. I completed it and was admitted to Degree Program doing BA in Education. It was a tough struggle studying at university level and working same time. I stood all odds and sacrificed alot.
By Kenny Pawa Ambiasi
Graham Billinflint William, the Deputy Principal Academic at Brugam Secondary School in East Sepik Province has become an aspiring, influential author and inspirational speaker. Graham is a full-time school administrator and teacher and family man but finds time between his career and personal life to write books.
Graham developed the passion to write books when he was small. One morning when he was playing marble with his elder sister (Sevra William) near their house, his father came straight from church (after morning devotion). On his father’s hand, he was holding onto a book titled “JESUS OF NAZERETH” written by IAN COLLINS. Graham was
so curious about the book and asked his father, “Who wrote the book?” “This book is written by someone who had went to school so if you go to school, you will be a writer like him” his father replied. On that day, Graham never knew that his father had planted a seed of writing books in him.
Story by Gule Marabe
Looking for decent job after graduating from universities is another challenging steps that we had to climb up as graduates. Here is my undeniable experience that maybe beneficial to new graduates . In 2015 April, I have graduated from the University of Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬 with degree in Environmental Science and Geography. I have heard many times from previous students and senior workers from both public and private sectors that "getting decent jobs is not that easy and while on the job search and when time goes on, you would turn to forget what you had learned from college or university".
Hard work pays off for Nawak
TONNY Nawak, 28, comes from a subsistent farming family from Maprik, East Sepik.
After almost 10 years of staying at home due to school fee problems, Nawak graduated as the top student (dux) of the Immanuel Lutheran (ILS) School in Lae.
“When I was in Grade 8 in 2010, my father passed away and that was when I left school because there was no one to pay for my school fees,” he said. “I was in the village for eight years before my big brother, Robin who was working in Lae with City Hydraulics, (now Spectra), called and said that he wanted me to get of the village.
By OK-Tedi Mining Media Centre
Selina Haoda was a small-town girl who grew up dreaming of fixing and operating machinery and equipment.
Who knew that one day she would lead a team of Instrument Technicians in the longest running open-pit copper, gold and silver mine in Papua New Guinea.
Now a newly appointed Supervisor Crusher Instrumentation leading a team of four in a male-dominated field, Selina is the first Tradeswomen Supervisor, First Tradeswomen Supervisor from Western Province, and the First female Supervisor Instrumentation, under the Processing Electrical Maintenance Department.
This first series by CHRISTOPHER PAPIALI on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) which will highlight some key issues surrounding this loan facility introduced by the Marape Government.
In December 2019 the National Executive Council made a decision (NG179/2019) for the establishment of HELP.
This came about after seeing the successive government sponsored scholarship programme not working well.
One of the current scholarship programmes which has existed for a long time is the Tertiary Education Student Assistance Scholarship (TESAS).
This is a national academic scholarship of GoPNG and is awarded in accordance with its terms and conditions.
HELP was created purposely to supplement those who need more additional fees for their studies and to ease the burden of those who were struggling to pay for their studies.
This story was submitted to this site by Alex Makuame , First appeared in Tati''s Journal
My name is Kayleen Sam and I am from Kainantu in Eastern Highlands Province. I am currently a teacher at Daulo Secondary School and I have been teaching there for close to two years now. This is my story on my journey so far.
When I was a student doing my grade twelve at Goroka Secondary School, I didn’t dream of becoming a teacher as my mind was already set on becoming an accountant. I had good grades and so I thought that that was where I was needed however, I decided to change my choice when filling in the actual school leaver’s form. That was when I decided to take on the profession of teaching and I can see now that this is where I am needed the most. I still have my mind set on taking my accounting degree one day.
After many years of hard labour, the Wetap people in Papua New Guinea finally have seen an aircraft land on their airstrip when Richie, along with his colleague Wilfred Knigge, landed there a couple of weeks ago.
As the plane landed, the people immediately came running as Richie and Wilfred got off the plane. Overjoyed, they run to hug the pilots.
Wilfred flew the first landing on this short 411 meter, but 11% steep airstrip. “It’s a pretty exciting day for the people,” Richie writes, “When we had landed and stopped in the parking bay, it was almost like they’d been watching the State of Origin match! They came rushing out, and while Wilfred was trying to get the chocks and the tail stand in the airplane, they nearly tackled him. He was surrounded by probably 15 or 20 people jumping up and down and a heap of other people standing a little bit further away from the airplane."
By: Andrew Waki
I am a graduate of the 2019 batch, my academic ended in 2018, at the PNG University of Technology. The university was accredited to the standard against the international academic platforms and adaptations of learning, it lifted up its academic standards when Dr. Albert Scram was a Vice Chancellor to the PNGUOT.
To point the ideology here, University [UoT] itself is best of all in the country [PNG] I can say, but one thing that I was disappointed when I was out of the university ( finished my degree); I and my era took up business related courses were supposed to be placed and arranged to join the internship or what they call it industrial training in private and public sectors by the University.
Forester Nakikus gets a degree
NAKIKUS Gwaso’s dream of becoming a forester began in 2018.
After completing secondary school at Grace Memorial, he joined the forestry department in Bulolo, Morobe.
He had a child Delainea at university and promised himself not to fail her.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree at the University of Technology.
“Dad was a librarian at Unitech’s forestry campus in Bulolo where I grew up with my two sisters. I used to see students from all over the country coming to study there. So I decided to be a forester too.”
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