The National, Monday 27th May 2013
THE Papua New Guinean students taking up summer classes in the Philippines have just ended their semester with the final exams last week (May 20-23).
The students are studying in Philippines under the Joseph Chow Sun Yau MBE Future Leader Scholarship.
The Filipino summer semester runs from April to May.
Margaret Kasia, a bachelor of science in business administration major in management accounting student at the University of Southern Philippines said she decided not to go home for summer break, so she enrolled to the Summer Semester.
“It will help me finish college earlier,” Kasia said.
“So far my exams are okay and at the moment, I’ll pass time here in Cebu while waiting for the next semester.”
Students are taking up majors in avionics technology, engineering, ITC, business, science and other degrees at the University of San Carlos, University of Cebu, Cebu Doctor’s University, University of Southern Philippines Foundation and Indiana Aerospace University.
The students are registered under Paradise International Education Consultancy (PIEC).
PIEC is a Filipino education placement agency based in Cebu, Philippines.
PIEC provides PNG students the opportunity to take advantage of the world class education offered by schools in the Philippines.
The agency can enroll students in high school or university.
PIEC provides a broad range of services, including education placement, orientation, study skills seminars, visa assistance, tutoring and pastoral care, organising accommodation, and managing students’ finances.
Through PIEC’s facilitation services, per student all-inclusive annual expenses are less than K20,000 – which is cheaper than what students pay to study in Australia.
PIEC website is www.CebuStudy.org.