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Grade 12 students of the Port Moresby National High School doing the National Examination on Advance and General Mathematics yesterday.
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Around 29,000 grade 12 students begin annual national examinations

By OLIVE SUKUN
AROUND 29,000 grade 12 students around the country began the annual national examinations yesterday with the Advance and General Mathematics papers.
Port Moresby National High School deputy principal Gevena Gwaibo said students at the school were ready to go. “I wish all the students the best because the best is according to their own abilities, according to their own preparations and according to their own learning,” Gwaibo said.
Despite a poor attendance by students for scheduled remedials, Gawibo said the exam started on a good note with all 301 students prepared.
Gwaibo said many students were left out last year because of the Online School Leavers Form (SLF) system which they were involved in for the first time. Gwaibo said last year more than 40 students from the school failed to get a placing.
In previous years, only six or seven students could not make it.
Gwaibo said it was either the SLF system or the students’ choices when filling out the form.
“We encourage our students to select courses and institutions according to their performances and not a course that they won’t be able to perform well in.”
The 29,000 grade 12 students are from 185 secondary and national high schools. Education Secretary Dr Uke Kombra explained that students from schools approved by the Department of Education will sit the three national examinations.

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