By Elizabeth Guka, EMTV Cadet Journalist – Port Moresby
The Waigani Christian College in Port Moresby has successfully produced its first batch of students who have been selected to further studies into higher learning institutions in the country.
The school has been taking in drop-outs who have not made in into mainstream education system, to continue their education.
The Waigani Christian College will now for the first time have about four of its students going into tertiary institutions for studies this year.
The school is a private –run institution that takes in student drop-outs, to continue their education in the school.
The founder and director of the school, Benjamin Mul, shared his excitement about the schools achievement.
“This year, for the last year grade 12 students, I am very proud that some of our students are going to university,” he said.
In 2018, the Waigani Christian School successfully graduated its second batch of grade 12 students, and now has seen positive results of its students being selected to higher institutions.
The principal, Abukare Kaupa, is pleased with the performance of the students.
“To say that they were going to be dropped out or be failures is all wrong. “ Students have special problems, that we really need to understand why they cannot continue school, and if there is any chance of putting them back on track so that they can continue their education, then by all means we have to, and that is what we have been doing here,” Mr Kaupa said.
Among the four, others have been selected into technical and teaching colleges throughout the country.
Three have been selected to attend the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) while one to attend Divine Ward University in Madang.
Josephine Pasingan, one of the 2018 grade 12 graduates and dux, had this to say.
“I will be taking up business. “ My mum and my whole family are business people, they work in the bank, so it is my dream to become one of them,” said Josephine.
Another student, Martyl Tau, is one of the three who will be attending UPNG.
“I will attend UPNG, and will be studying journalism and public relations. “ Yes, I like writing, holding the mic and standing, and showing up on TV. “Let’s see where that goes,” said Martyl.