Students told to go with plans

Youth & Careers

NATIONAL Planning and Monitoring Minister Sam Basil has called on the 90 Australian Awards scholarship recipients to integrate their plans with the government’s vision.
He told the PNG Australia Alumni Association annual dinner recently that the Government was open to ideas and welcomed submissions as they were PNG’s leading students and professional alumni.
“I urge you all to be good ambassadors and trust that you will return with the new found wisdom, knowledge and skills and contribute to the development of the nation,” he said.
Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis said the association reflected the best of the partnership of both countries.
“This year 90 students from 17 provinces have been awarded scholarships to learn in Australian institutions from next year,” he said.
“We are excited by the new generation of friendships and professional connections that would be forged between our countries.
“I’m confident this group will prosper in their studies and add to the ranks of PNGAAA change makers in the years to come.”
Award recipient Sophie Naime, a lecturer at the University of PNG will undertake PhD studies on creative industry at the Queensland University of Technology.
“I’m privileged because it took a while to get into the scholarship.”

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