ADRIAN MATHIAS DWU Journalism student
GRADE 11 selections for 2010 academic year will start tomorrow at HideAway Hotel in Port Moresby.
The principals of various secondary and national high schools including guidance officers are now in Port Moresby to do selections for the new Grade 11 intakes for different schools throughout the country.
Superintendent for national high schools and Grade 11 selection chairperson Joyce Tepu said the Grade 10 examination results was ready and would be given to various school principals for selections tomorrow.
“The results would be printed and given to principals in merit order and they will do selection depending on their quotas,” Miss Tepu said.
She said Grade 11 selection would start tomorrow and finish on Friday.
Education Secretary Dr Joseph Pagelio when officially opening the session said more than 50,000 Grade 10 students had sat for National examinations around the country this year.
He said only 13,000 students would be given a placing at different secondary and national high schools across the country.
“We need to expand secondary education inorder to increase the current transition rate of 33%-50% to allow more students to do Grade 11 in secondary schools in which some of the provinces are doing by convertinh high schools to secondary schools,” Dr Pagelio said.
He said there are four new secondary schools which will be enrolling students starting next year.