Students to visit Australia

Youth & Careers

THE Vanimo Secondary School in West Sepik will take part in the school exchange visit programme in Townsville, Australia next month.
School principal John Paikanz said four students from grades 9 to 11 had been selected.
The programme is part of an agreement reached by Prime Ministers James Marape and Scott Morrison recently.
Passam National High School and another from East Sepik are among the eight selected from around the country.
The Vanimo students selected are Jonathan Aite and Vanessa Visser of Grade 11 and Priscilla Miate and Ebitoris Sedi from Grade Nine.
The students will depart this month to visit schools in Townsville accompanied by principal Paikanz and another teacher.
They are expected to be there for a week.
Paikanz said it was an honour to participate in the exchange programme as it would open up the minds of children when visiting a new environment.
The school performed very well in the national examination last year and introduced advanced learning in mathematics, science and technology.
He suggests that secondary and national high schools should do away with the old methods of teaching and learning processes.
Schools should adopt new ideas of teaching to prepare students for universities, he said.
It will enable them to think critically when doing research and carry out experiments on small things such as making bulbs for lights and making well water safe for drinking.

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