As the commencement of the 2015 academic year fast approaches, some students strongly believe that good parental guidance and advice to students, is the way forward for better education.
Students attending different level of education, told EMTV news cadet reporter Jacob Niru recently, while doing their back to school shopping.
The back-to-school fever has begun, with students and parents alike gearing up for the academic year.
Hadasha Pera, from Boreboa Primary School believes, developing an interactive culture with parents, and teachers alike for encouragement and valuable teaching will help students, to excel in academic learning.
She says education must not be taken for granted, she believes in her parents encouragements and wants to study hard for this year.
Joseph and Michael Badia of Ted Diro Primary School said the teaching that comes from parents always direct students learning and development outside the school. They urged fellow students to refrain from disobedience and study to champion for their parents and communities back at home.
Cynthia and Valerie said, the spending of too much time on social media, such as Facebook, by young girls in PNG is not beneficial. They said it is time consuming and urged others to refrain from it.
Kakeali, a UPNG student who meets his own school fees through the informal sector, urged students to have goals in life and refrain from negative behaviour.
Parents also had their say, with many encouraging other parents to do what is right by their children and to instil good habits and attitudes.