Education will continue to remain the National Governments top priority.
Public Service Minister Sir Puka Temu highlighted this at the PNG Scholarships joint pre-departure meeting in Port Moresby.
Awardees were told to show commitment in their studies and contribute meaningfully to PNGs development.
Meantime, Australia’s Head of Aid Stuart Schaefer also announced that a new Australia Alumni Network will be rolled out in the coming months.
This will complement the work undertaken by the association.
Mr Schaefer said AusAID is developing a range of different types of scholarships including short course awards in Australia, and Australian regional development scholarships delivered here in PNG.
“The short course awards will allow small toeholds professionals to spend up to 12 weeks in Australia developing various specific skills of which they can apply immediately on return.”