Focus More on School Dropouts

The Highlands Agriculture Collage in Mount Hagen, inthe Western Highlands Province is one ofthe oldest agriculture training institutions inthe country.

It is one ofthe centers in Papua New Guineathat contributed tothe building ofthe agriculture sector.


The collage was established inthe early 1970’s… About a week ago, it celebrated its 40th Anniversary.


During its 40th Anniversary celebration last weekthe management called for more support to provide for students’who can’t make it to higher education institutions.


Philip Senat,the college principal says,the country needs to cater for its secondary school dropouts.



“Not all student will make it to higher institutions such as universities… we need to work to help those who are left out,” Senat said.


While that has beenthe concept inthPNG’s education system,the highlands agriculture collage wants to make sure that students’who cannot make it to universities are trained on how to create sustainable lives back intheir villages.

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