Gordon sets requirements for students


STUDENTS enrolling at Gordon Secondary School in Port Moresby have been asked to follow several requirements in order to be enrolled for the academic year.
According to this year’s enrolment requirement, new intakes of grades nine and grade 11 and transfer-in students should complete compulsory forms.
These include student information sheet, medical report, personal medical history, consent form by a parent or guardian, requirements for stationery and original grade eight and 10 certificates with a photocopy for grades nine and 11 intakes.
Principal George Kenega said fees for grades nine and 10 were K990 while for grades 11 and 12 were K1089 respectively.
“Those with outstanding school fees must complete this fee plus half or full amount for the year 2019 in order to be enrolled,” Kenega said.
He said continuing students should complete their clearance for or they would not enrol.
Grade nine and 11 will be doing their registration today and grades 10 and 12 will be tomorrow.
Kenega said all these forms were in an envelope in the school office.
Other requirements include student identification card and school uniforms.
Meanwhile, Education Secretary Dr Uke Kombra said the department had received complaints from parents, guardians and students that school administrations and school boards had asked parents to pay fees prior to enrolment.
“This is against the government policy direction and is deemed illegitimate and against official instructions,” Kombra said.
“Parents and stakeholders are invited to report any particular school or institution asking for any kind of fees as a condition for enrolment to the provincial education adviser, school inspector or the Department of Education on phone 301 3437.”