Fode starts workshop to prepare for 2020 academic year

Youth & Careers

THE flexible open distance education (Fode) started their one-week provincial coordinators workshop in Port Moresby yesterday to prepare for 2020 academic year.
Fode principal Anthony Rayappan said the workshop was held to update staff of the programme’s progress and achievements over the last three years.
It was also to update them with new skills on capacity building including the review made on their curriculum and its implementation. Rayappan said the Fode programme currently had 25,000 students across the country and had seen an increase in the registrations every year.
He said the workshop would prepare them to cater for performance growth.
He said the programme itself was convenient as students had 100 per cent chance of upgrading their marks to complete their education.
Rayappan said the Fode programme had all the subjects from grade seven to grade 12 covered at normal schools.
“We are inviting all students to come to Fode to upgrade their marks if their current marks are too low that they have missed out on making it into institutions they have applied for,” he said.
“Fode is a government-sanctioned extended educations system and serves to help students upgrade their marks to complete their education.” Rayappan said Fode was very flexible and convenient for all students with a cheaper fee – K75 registration and entry test for grade seven to grade 12 with parent components of K60 per subject and K150 charged per course for grade 10 and 12 marks upgrade.
He said after receiving their grade 10 and 12 certificates or upgrading their marks, they could apply for any tertiary institution around the country.