Students urged to take ownership

Former school principal, Sowati Ole, told students during graduation that classrooms, desks, learning materials, and water tanks within the school's vicinity must be used wisely as the school has been without these necessities for over a decade.

This year, more than 600 students have been enrolled at Kiunga Secondary. Normal classes began this week.

Meantime, boarding facilities remain incomplete. Dormitories have been under maintenance since 2020.

Students Flee Home In Search Of School

Learning for the students has been disrupted due to the continuous fight between the Hetwara gang and Gwarawon Resistance Group in Rai Coast`s  Nankina Valley, Madang Province.

Police officers who are on the ground in Tibu Village, said some students left for Saidor, others for Madang town, and Lae, Morobe Province. Police say their parents are concerned about their future and made the decision to send their children away with relatives so that they can continue learning, undisrupted.

Students discuss importance of human networking

The students said maintaining an effective human networking and connection system is key to addressing much of the world’s problem today.

In their presentations, they gave brief definitions of the topic, used examples and explained the need for young people to get involved in discussions of such by being proactive and expressive.

Janet Minong, who aspires to become a doctor, explained that human networking was all about interacting and forming relationships with others by way of establishing common ground.

Students succeed in 2021 academic year

On Friday 29 October, the school celebrated with its grade 10s and 12s, who had done well this year. The students were encouraged to be more proactive in their work and to keep aiming high.

Paul Henao, was a grade 12 graduate. He spoke highly of the students and saluted them for holding up their student ethics, which has seen to their end of year success.

Students out in numbers to receive late Sir Michael

They hold placards and flags since 8am. 
The body of the late Sir Michael will lay in state today at the Parliament house. 
The Governor General Sir Bob Dadae and Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika are part of the proceedings during today's special parliament sitting in honour of the Grand Chief. 
Late Sir Michael is the first Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and the longest serving Prime Minister in the country. 
He died at the age of 84.

Science equipment for Tari secondary

Oil Search and the Oil Search Foundation (OSF) continue to support such learning opportunities and careers in STEM through a recent donation of scientific equipment to Tari Secondary School. The donation, which will benefit grade 9 to 12 students, included microscopes, test tubes, human body models, laboratory coats and many more resources.

Christine Kasou, Oil Search Vice President – People and Culture, said the provision of STEM materials to selected secondary schools is an initiative of Oil Search aimed at supporting practical classes in STEM.

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.