This was introduced this year by the PNG University of Technology.
Deputy Registrar, Student Administration, Henry Gioven revealed this recently and urges grade 12 school leavers in the country, who have filled their School Leaver Forms and indicated their choices to study at PNGUoT next year, to register and sit for this compulsory STAT-P test.
Pro Vice Chancellor, Academic, Dr. Augustine Moshi said if students do not sit for the test, they will not be considered for admission at PNGUoT in 2017.
He said the due date for students to register for STAT-P Test has now been extended from October 10 to 20, 2016.
Dr Moshi said the University Council and the University Academic Board have approved for the test to be conducted this year and in the future and is now are requirement for all Grade 12 school leavers to meet in order to be considered for studies at PNGUoT.
STAT is a tertiary aptitude test used widely by universities within Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.
Its purpose is to measure candidates’ aptitude or ability (capacity to perform), rather than to measure achievement (demonstrated performance), which takes place at the school level.
The students are required to follow the link; https://statpngreg.acer.edu.au to preregister.
After completing the registration, a fee of K100 must be paid into the PNGUoT BSP Account No: 1000386581 and the deposit slip be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to complete the registration process.
The deposit slip should have the name and STAT-P ID number of the student.
The test will be conducted from November 7 to 9, 2016 in the following venues; The PNG University of Natural Resources & Environment (Vudal) for the New Guinea Islands region, in Port Moresby National High School for the Southern Region, in Tusbab Secondary School and PNGUoT Taraka Campus for Momase region and in Goroka Secondary School and Holy Trinity Teachers College for the Highlands Region.