The National, Wednesday 5th June 2013
ENGA province will sent 120 students to the Philippines to study various technical trades.
Governor Peter Ipatas made this known during the second culture show at the St Paul’s Lutheran Secondary School in Pausa, Enga, last Saturday.
“It’s no place for wantoks but for the best to go,” he said in a statement.
Grade 10 and 12 graduates from the province are eligible and can apply.
The study tour will be funded by the Enga Children’s Fund which was created from provincial government equity in the Porgera gold mine project.
Ipatas said his provincial government’s 16-year-old free education policy was “the most successful policy by any provincial government since Independence” which the national government has adopted.
He said the free education funding for Engan students would continue until “Enga tops the country with the highest number of professional people in the workforce”.