HERST Minister says, Grade 12 selection system improved

Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology Minister, Pila Niningi, under its 100-day work plan, has introduced a selection system for Grade 12 students into Colleges and Universities.

Minister Niningi said the system will be launched on December 13.

Minister Niningi would like to introduce the principle of honesty into his ministry.

The first is the introduction of a computer system that will select Grade 12s into higher institutions, based on criteria and merits.

“This is an improvement to selection system in PNG so that bribery and corruption is avoided,” Minister Niningi told EMTV News.

Meanwhile, Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas also supportive of the Minister’s initiative and encouraged the people of Enga that the number of students in Enga going through higher education every year is maintained.

Governor Ipatas said those who bribe selectors to put their children into higher education will no longer do that.

He encouraged students to study hard and the parents to look after the teachers.

Sir Peter also told the teachers to be responsible and teach with honesty and commitment.

Minister Niningi said Elementary teachers have a huge role to play in a child’s growth.

He encouraged teachers to teach wholeheartedly to maintain standard and quality.

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Vasinatta Yama

Vasinatta Yama

graduated from Divine Word University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts, with majors in Journalism and Public Relations, as well as minors in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies. Her current focus is reporting on court and crime stories as part of the news team. She constantly strives to improve her skills in investigative reporting.

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