GRADE 12 students of the Waigani Christian College will be able to continue studies in China from next year under an agreement signed with the Education Pacific Agency.
School director Benjamin Mul signed the agreement with agency founder Jeffers Teargun Heptol, an Engan electrical engineer who studied in China and is based there.
He has already helped 200 Papua New Guineans to study in China.
“You guys (Grade 12 students of the college) are very privileged to have these Chinese scholarships. It’s not something that is given to all schools in NCD,” he said.
Under the agreement, the agency will:
- Provide 20 fulltime or partial scholarships for Waigani Christian College students;
- Undertake any requests by the school for education expansion programmes;
- Negotiate exchange programmes for students, teachers and language and cultural exchange programmes; and,
- Expand mutual cooperation for education and other related areas.
Mul said the school was indeed privileged to have been given the scholarships. It will be working on a selection criteria before the end of the year.