Education enlightens: Principal

Youth & Careers

EDUCATION is the pathway to enlightenment.
This was the graduation message for St Gabriel’s Technical Secondary School’s grade 12 and grade 10 students, in Kiunga, Western, from principal Brother Johnson Chaco.
Chaco said: “To enlighten we need to be enlightened – education is the path that takes us to enlightenment.
“We learn so many good things and these learning should translate us to transform our lives so that we can enlighten others.”
Chaco said St. Gabriel’s was fortunate to be selected to participate in the PNG-Australia Partnership Secondary School Initiative this year.
He said two students from grade 9 and two students from grade 12, including two teachers will travel to Australia in November for the student exchange programme. District administrator Steven Carl announced the Western Teachers College would be built on a portion of land at St Gabriel’s and would be run by the Catholic Church.
He said the Emaus Farm, a basic Agriculture Training Centre, which is part of St Gabriel’s, will be converted to a Technical Vocational Centre.
Carl also announced that there would be four new high schools built in North Fly.
The school conferred attainment certificates to 186 grade 10s and 84 grade 12s during the graduation last.
The grade 12 dux was Christopher Aisa, 18, from Western and Central.
Jacobus Simon, 17, from West Papua took out the grade 10 dux award.

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