Grade 12 students experience practical side of courtroom

Thirty-four Grade 12 students taking legal studies at the Mainohana Secondary School in Bereina, Central Province, had the opportunity today to experience what takes place in a courtroom.

They were part of the public that attended the court user forum that was conducted by Criminal Judge, Justice Panuel Mogish today in Bereina.

Legal studies teacher, Ms Lisa Api, told Loop PNG her students’ attendance today was to experience the practical side of what goes on in a courtroom.

Located three hours out of Port Moresby, she said this is the first time a class from Mainohana, in particular legal studies students, get to see what goes on in the National Court.

Despite the state of the Bereina Court house, students sat on the floor of the courtroom and attentively listened to Justice Mogish explain the process of court. They also had the opportunity to ask questions.

Other locals in the area also had the opportunity to ask Justice Mogish questions.

SRC president of Mainohana secondary, Justin Levi, said the forum was very inspirational for the students as this is a first-of-its-kind event.

"Thank you to the judge and his team for making it here today," he added.



Sally Pokiton