By Eric Haurupma – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Higher National News, Research, Science and Technology Minister, Malakai Tabar, said the tertiary selection process needs to be fixed in order to perfect the selection process.
Minister for Higher National News, Science, Research and Technology, Malakai Tabar, said the tertiary selection process is a free, fair and transparent process without political influences.
He said the Department of Higher National News, Science, Research and Technology through its revised mandate under the higher education provisions will conduct a systematic review of the 2016 tertiary selection process.
The revised education Act 2004 provides to safeguard and enhance the clarity, efficiency, effectiveness and integrity of this process.
Department Secretary, Professor David Kavanamur, said scholarships are awarded to students based on merits and the quota selected is according to their preferences and space capacity of institutions.
He distinguished that selections are made according to the results provided by the respective tertiary institutions, not the department of DHERST.
Meanwhile, an independent audit committee will be appointed to carry out investigations into this matter.