School graduates Grade 8 pioneers

National

TAMBUL Christian Academy in Western Highlands has graduated eight pioneer Grade 8 students who sat for the national examinations.
The eight students are Levai Dariako and sister Nelly from Kopiago, Hela, Angai Erepo from Tari, Rhonda Golang from Kudjip, Jiwaka, Jennifer John from Ialibu, Southern Highlands, Lovey Joseph from Tambul, Tracy Philip from Tambul, and Simon Tandape from Tari.
Principal Joseph Kakaru said it is a “unique moment” for the school because it has been recognised by the education department.
He thanked the department and the education board for positively responding to their request to be recognised under the education department.
Kakaru said their students would now be able to continue Grade 9 in other schools.
He said they would soon have their students sitting for Grade 10 examinations under the country’s education system.
Pastor Kenneth Galuwa said previously Tambul Christian Academy was never recognised by the national education department.
The school sent most of its students to continue Grade 11 and 12 in the United States.
Some who went to other high schools in other schools in the country had to repeat grades.
He said the school used the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) designed in America.
It was started by Sr Eleanor, an American missionary in 1994 and is affiliated with Mt Carmel High School in Kentucky.
Over the past 22 years, some of Tambul Christian Academy’s students have gone on to become lawyers, accountants, doctors, nurses, teachers, pastors and missionaries.

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