The National, Wednesday November 6th, 2013
By ROBERT TIKI
THERE is no such thing as a failure and students have been urged to upgrade their marks in open campus and private institutions to continue their education.
Western Highlands provincial education minister Michael Mai told graduating students from Togoba Secondary School to work hard and achieve their ambition.
He said education was important and that everyone has to earn it for a better life.
“If you are literate, you have everything in your life,’’ he said.
Mai, who the president of Mt Giluwe LLG, urged students not to give up if they do not receive their offer.
“You have a long a way to go,” he told the 271 students who received their attainment certificates last Friday during the graduation.
This is the fourth Grade 12 passout since the school gained secondary status in 2010.
Mai assured teachers that he would support them to receive their leave fares.
As a former teacher, he said teachers played an important role in the development of the nation.
“Being a teacher is not an easy thing,” he said, adding that teachers have sleepless night in preparing lesson plans and programmes for students.
“Without teachers, the country would not develop.”
He described the teachers as good managers of human lives and added he would pay them redress by addressing their problem.