Education system causing high dropout rate, official says

Education

THE country’s education system has caused many to be unable to continue their studies because it cannot cater for the numbers, Mapex Training Institute chairman Peandui Koyati says.
Koyati said this when addressing more than 200 students who graduated in business courses from Mapex on Friday in Port Moresby.
He said the system was like a pyramid that had a wide base but got smaller the higher it went.
“You were rejected by the system but that does not mean that your education has stopped,” he said.
“It is through your parents’ hope and belief that you have went to school again and graduated.”
Koyati said the institution had a goal to do its part to limit the number of drop outs by giving young men and women the chance to learn skills and acquire knowledge in order to join the job market.
He said the institution was also operating under the Government’s Vision 2050 of providing quality education.
Mapex Training Institute director Ben Timothy said 1,200 student graduated this year.
The school also assists students with their job applications and liaises with companies.
Moresby North-East MP John Kaupa has sponsored 142 students this year and is expected to support a similar number next year.

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