The National, Monday October 28th, 2013
EIGTHY-two Grade 8 Baisu Primary School students in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands, were hosted to a farewell party before sitting their examinations this week.
The farewell was organised by the school board of management and teachers last Friday to wish Grade 8 students good luck.
School headmaster Gabriel Niggints said they they wanted parents and children to talk and share their secrets to free the students’ minds before they sat for their exams.
Niggints said there were no failures in the school and the administration was proud of the performance of its students.
He said the school produced bright students who scored good marks in grades 10 and 12 and then ventured into colleges and universities.
“If pioneer students can do it, you can do it too, by scoring good marks in the exam.”
Grade 8 teachers’ representative Peter Eki told students they had been taught how to catch fish and now was their turn to go out and do it.
He encouraged students not to put themselves under pressure and treat the national examinations as a normal test.
Guest speaker, former Eliti-Pinambe chief councillor Jack Rombok, encouraged the students to focus on school and “forget about having boyfriend-girlfriend business and social entertainment”.
“This is a starting point of your life and when you miss this opportunity, life becomes useless and you become involved in criminal activities. So put God first,” he said.