Students

Scholarship scheme for Kokoda children

Papua New Guinea Special Purpose Authority, the Kokoda Track Authority (KTA), and international development NGO, the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF), have teamed up to fund the parent contribution project fees for more than 1,850 primary school students from all eligible KTA wards along and around the Kokoda Track.

Parents dig deeper to pay UPNG hefty fees

Many brought their disagreements to social media.

Parents and Guardians of students attending the University of Papua New Guinea on scholarships this academic year, have taken to social media their concerns regarding the hefty fees being imposed on them by the institution.

Parents whose children are on the TESAS scholarship stated that the fees are too much.

The UPNG fee structure is: K4242 is compulsory as Admission and K12,250 for boarding and lodgment.

Therefore, a student regardless of scholarships will be paying K16,492 for a year.

DWU Central students visit rural schools

DWU Central and NCD Students Association vice-president, Beverly Tungal, who is a third year Business Accounting student, says the awareness program aims to motivate the students of Central to consider attaining a tertiary level of education.

Furthermore, in doing so, the number of student intake from the province would rise, contributing to the bigger picture of a developed community and province.

Meet Gordon secondary’s Gr 12 science dux

Parents, guardians, friends and relatives in Port Moresby turned up to witness the closing of a chapter in their loved one’s life.

281 outgoing Grade 12 students received their attainment certificates today at the Gordon Secondary School hall.

Wearing their white and maroon uniforms for the last time, students from the seven Grade 12 classes walked up to receive their certificates in front of proud family members.

Among them was Grace Mageo, who was awarded dux of the Grade 12 science students.

Insight into Japanese culture

At the end of the session, the students learnt a little more about Japan, but importantly the bilateral partnership and cooperation that has existed between both countries since 1975.

The Grade 11 students first went through several presentations that highlighted the work of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency.

They learnt that Japan is the second largest trading partner to PNG, after Australia, and that JICA is the implementing agency of Japan’s Official Development Assistance to developing countries.

More reforms expected in education system

A key component of this system is the Standards Based Curriculum clearly sets out benchmarks to determine whether or not the child can progress to the next grade, define teaching content according to students’ needs and introduction of new compulsory subjects.

The nationwide Standards Based Curriculum cluster rollout training was launched last week in Port Moresby, and will see 35,000 primary school teachers trained to implement it.

The Standards Based Curriculum is one of 6 main components that make up the SBE system.

Science fair attracts over 100 students

The experiments and demonstrations were part of the biology, chemistry, physics, maths and general science subjects taught at the private school.

“We pride our teaching according to data we collect on students. That way we can guide students to take up career paths according to their strengths,” said David Robert, the school’s chemistry teacher.

“All of these work in the science fair is to showcase everyday applications developed in the various subjects of science we teach.”

UOG receives students’ petition

The petition was for the school’s administration to address pressing issues on campus. 

In a statement, Chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb acknowledged the receipt of an official letter dated 13th of April.

He stated that he also appreciated the manner in which the petition was presented; through a professional and formal request.

The chancellor understood the context and content of the issue and challenges that students have rightfully presented and he is working cooperatively and in consultation with the team to address these challenges.

20 female trainees graduate at LTI

Among the 64 graduates were 7 Solomon Islands students as well.

LTI Director, Mrs Pauline Mogish, says initially there were to be 73 graduands but the remaining 9 are yet to complete their training.

The graduates will be admitted to the bar this Friday.

DHERST responds to UPNG students’ concerns

The additional fees are to compensate for the outstanding payments for Tertiary Education Student Assistance Scheme (TESAS) scholarships for semester 2 of 2017.

Students took to social media to air their grievances regarding the UPNG administration’s decision for students and their parents to foot 50 percent of the 2017 outstanding payments for TESAS scholarship. This is on top of the 2018 compulsory tuition and lodging and accommodation fees.

Students reached out to this newsroom outlining the 2018 registration process.