Secondary school tops selections

National, Normal

The National, Monday December 16th, 2013

 THE Tabubil Secondary School has topped Western, with 91 out of 177 Grade 10 students selected for Grade 11 next year.

The school broke the record for being the only secondary school in the province to have seven students selected to do Grade 11 at two schools of excellence, the Sogeri National High School in Central and the Wawin Secondary School in Morobe.

However, 61 students missed out on selection for further studies next year.

School principal Galama Laka, when reading out the results at the school graduation last Wednesday, encouraged the students who missed out not to give up but seek further studies to improve their grades.

Ok Tedi Mining Ltd managing director and chief executive  Nigel Parker said it was always encouraging to see young people reach that level of education.

Parker urged students to go for higher education because it opened doors for opportunities.

Six secondary schools in the province had below 50 successful students and more than 100 missing out on Grade 11 selections.

Daru Secondary had 35 students selected out of 180, Awaba Secondary had 35 out of 150, Balimo High School had 35 out of 145, St Gabriel Technical Secondary had 46 out of 170, Kiunga Secondary had 48 out of 240 and Ninegrum High School had 47 students selected out of 170.