By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV News, Port Moresby
The first 100 students enrolled at the Maprik Resource Centre will be supported financially.
Maprik MP, John Simon, said this is to assist those who want to further their studies in the higher education sector.
MP Simon said the resource centre is now the focus for the District to bring tertiary studies to the doorsteps of Maprik and neighbouring Districts in East and West Sepik.
Maprik MP John Simon said the first 100 students will benefit. Over 80 students have registered since its opening. Interest has grown with more parents consulting with the Distant Flexible Coordinator.
The Resource Centre is now seen as the entry to any tertiary studies right in the heart of Maprik town.
Maprik District Administrator Joseph Imina said it will ease the financial cost for students travelling to Lae, Goroka or Port Moresby.
Maprik District is now strengthening relationships with Divine Word University, Unitech, UNRE and UPNG to run distant studies and upgrade. The Resource Centre was built with a funding of K1.5 million from the Planning Department.