Programme sets new focus

Youth & Careers

THE New Ireland government will be diverting the overseas scholarship component of its school subsidy programme to capacity building of the education institutions, particularly the high schools.
Governor Sir Julius Chan said the education scholarship programmes to the Ashgrove Marist College (AMC) and Stuartholme Girls School (SGS) in Queensland, Australia was only assisting a few top students from the province.
He said, there were four females at the SGS, two in year 12 and other two in year 11.
The year 11s will be allowed to complete their education there and the scheme will be phased out. The scholarships were introduced in 2017 with eight students, representing seven different LLG’s in NIP benefitting from the programme.
A total of K1.2 million has been expended on the scholarship programme.
He said they were currently processing to establish the Governors School of Excellence at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) International School in Kavieng.
“This way, more students in New Ireland will benefit from the funding from the Scholarship programme.

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