Programme formalised

Education

THE PNG Australian Awards assistance to the midwifery programme at University of Goroka has now been formalised with a proposal to sponsor science, technology, engineering and mathematics students doing post-graduate diploma in education.
Dr Kay Eldridge, the facility manager at Coffey International (managers of the Australian Awards), praised the programmer saying that since its inception in 2013, 176 awards totalling more than K6 million had been spent.
“The awards have substantive rewards with the three provinces chosen,” she said.
“The completion rate has been 97 per cent which is far greater than other awards offered within and even in Australia.”
Dr Eldridge said the “critical moments” contribution given by the alumni had reached 50 per cent so far.
“By working with the alumni graduates we have achieved more than what we expected,” she said.
This strongly demonstrates midwives making an impact.
“When we talk to midwives we really do get the feel of what they’re doing.”
Health sciences head Robert Pomaleu welcomed the assistance of the PNG Australian Awards.
Next month, 192 students will graduate in midwifery.

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