Three female students attending the PNG University of Technology (PNG UoT) were fortunate to receive sponsorship assistance from the National Gaming Control Board (NGCB) to complete their tertiary education.
Two Amemai girls and Lynda Angel will not have to put pressure on their parents who are subsistence farmers to dig deep into their own pockets to fund their school fees for the rest of their studies at PNG UoT.
The NGCB under the Community Benefit Fund ‘Give Back Program’ put off the school fees misery of their parents by paying in full tuition and boarding /lodging fees of over K56,000.00 for the duration of their studies at the University.
NGCB CEO, Imelda Agon, who was in Lae to make the presentation was very emotional to hear from each of the students giving a detailed account of their parents’ struggles to find school fees every year.
Agon said the NGCB’s Give Back Program’ is specifically designed to assist the rural communities, providing needed support such as funding assistance to better and quality education for less fortunate students in the rural communities.
“ I believe in empowering women through education and NGCB in many ways has been faithfully engaged in programs that empower women and provides hope for less fortunate women in the society to excel and reach the pinnacle of their lives,’’ Agon said.
Agon said the funding assistance provided will go a long way not only to help you to complete your tertiary education but provide an investment to get educated and contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.
Betty Amemai who will be doing her third year in Bachelor of Lands and Survey received funding support of K12, 067.27 towards her two (2) academic year to complete her studies. Her other sibling, Martina Amemai who will be doing first year in Bachelor of Business Commerce received a funding support of K18, 139.19 for her tuition fees for three (3) academic year and Lynda Angel who could not complete her third year in 2018 in Bachelor of Commerce and Information Technology received a funding support of K25, 826.72 to continue her studies.
Source: National Gaming Control Board