Students urged to set life goals

National, Normal

The National, Friday 18th November 2011

THIRTY-five Grade 10 students, who graduated this week from the remote Karimui High School in south Chimbu, have been urged to set goals and plan towards achieving them.
Guest speaker and Kair Engineering managing director David Herman challenged the graduates to strive to achieve their full potential.
“God created every individual for a purpose.You must start to set your goal, plan and work hard towards achieving them,” Herman said.
Six of the students have already secured places at the Kundiawa Technical College for next year, while a majority of them are confident of securing Grade 11 spaces at secondary schools in the province.
He urged them to push on to get a good education and become good educated citizens of not only Karimui and Chimbu but Papua New Guinea.
Herman gave K5,000 as first seed money for the school to conduct a fundraising drive towards building a new science laboratory.
He said it was important for students to learn science as the Karimui fertile land and vast forestland had many resources yet to be tapped into.
Chimbu provincial agriculture adviser Toki Damien challenged the students to change their attitude and to change for the better.
He said the world was changing and they should be focused on reaping maximum benefits of new developments.
 “In the next 20 years, we expect more changes to come by so you must be prepared to accept them,” Damien said.
Chimbu provincial education adviser Essy Walkaima called on parents and the people of Karimui to respect school property and teachers.
He urged them to build on from what was already on the ground
and that they must start to ignore negative influences.
Walkaima said given the remoteness of the district, most teachers did not last in Karimui schools. But teachers at the high school, under the guidance of principal Salome Wole, had completed the full academic year there.
He praised the teachers, students and parents for coming through to the end of the year
with a prudent financial management for the school.