Nurses Graduate, St Barnabas

Located on the Alotau General Hospital grounds, the nursing school is Milne Bay's only tertiary institution run by the three main churches; Anglican, Catholic and United Church. The school is supported by the Milne Bay Provincial Government and National Government.

The school attracts nursing students from all over the country apart from Milne Bay who complete a three-year Diploma in Nursing program.

Milne Bay Provincial Health Authority Chief Executive Officer, Dr Perista Mamadi, delivered the graduation’s keynote address.

IBS graduates encouraged

The students received their certificate III in Accounting, Business, Information Technology, and Certificate IV in Human Resource Management, Accounting, Business, and Information Technology at the 6 Mile campus. 

Vice Chancellor of IBU, Dr. Ramachandran Arunachalam when addressing the students said, “Follow your passion even though your pathway is difficult. Be open to new ideas and learn as many things as possible.”

Lae City Mission graduation

This marks the third graduation ceremony in 2022 for the faith-based, not-for-profit organisation, which takes in marginalised and at risk boys and youth, and trains them to be better citizens.

City Mission PNG has been “Spreading the love of God and meeting human needs” for over 25 years. 

The Mission began as a ministry to street boys and while it has continued to grow and adapt to the challenging social and spiritual needs of PNG, it still maintains the basis of its foundation.

456 graduate from Kiunga Secondary

The school celebrated its 45th Grade 10 and 22nd Grade 12 graduation under the theme ‘Improving the status quo of our school’.

Led by traditional singsing group, the graduates and invited guests walked into graduation arena, all smiles.

KSS Principal, Sowati Ole said though the school did not have enough funds to cater for teaching and learning activities this academic year, hardworking teachers ensured that students were taught well enough to sit for the national exams.

North Goroka Primary elevated to high school

The graduation coincided with the opening of two 4 in 1 double classrooms.

Board chairman, Willie Yoba, thanked the school board and management, as well as its teachers for ensuring that the school operations ran smoothly throughout the academic year, ending on a good note.

Principal Education Advisor, Albert Wesley, witnessed the graduation. He declared that North Goroka demonstration primary school will be elevated to high school status and operate as one in 2023.

Kiunga Secondary students graduate

The school held its 45th Grade 10 and 22nd Grade 12 graduation ceremony themed, “Improving the status quo of our school” in Kiunga yesterday.

Of the 456 students, 315 were Grade 10's from seven classes and 141 were Grade 12's from four classes.

Students were encouraged that their educational journey has not ended and they must work hard and continue to learn and improve because learning is a process.

UOG Graduates Early Childhood Educators

Recently 25 participants graduated with Bachelor under the IDFL School Management program whilst almost 300 graduated with Diplomas in Early Childhood Education.

A first for the three provinces of Chimbu, Jiwaka, and Mt Hagen; a good number of individuals, from a cross-section of early childhood providers, made the effort to make the day memorable.

Described as a double event, under the PKS project it was possible for early childhood trainers to receive not only their Diplomas but also the good news that they will now be finally on the government payroll.

Igam joint forces to graduate

Chief instructor of the PNG Joint Forces Academy, Lieutenant Colonel Donald Aisuk, said this was the final church parade before the 38 cadets graduate on Wednesday, August 24th.

“The cadets have undergone a joint forces commissioning course which took 18 months,” said Lt Col Aisuk.

“During the 18 months, they have gone through training modules of leadership tactics, management, physical training and administration.

“The course itself is 18 months but due to logistic support and delays beyond our control, they’ve been here for nearly two years.

Reservists graduate in time for election duties

The second intake for 2022 included 123 women.

Police Commissioner David Manning said the reserve recruits had undergone police work ethics, community policing, basic investigation, and police arrest procedures including electoral offences.

He added that RPNGC is taking all necessary steps to train competent and model citizens in their respective communities.

Police officers upskilled

Present to witness the ceremony was Police Commissioner David Manning.

Commissioner Manning congratulated his officers for choosing to sacrifice their time from work and family to upskill themselves, adding that personal development is an individual’s choice. 

The graduates are officers within the operations and administration wing of the constabulary.

“We in the constabulary see the need to better ourselves in making sure that we serve our people,” he stated.