PAPUA New Guinea Human Resource Institute president Jerry Wemin has urged students not to give up and to work extra hard during a week-long career expo in Port Moresby.
More than 3,000 Grade 12 students from 25 schools in Port Moresby attended the annual event which began at the Port Moresby National High School yesterday.
“As long as you don’t give up, you haven’t failed yet; but when you fail, that’s because you have given up,” Wemin said.
“Stupidity and intelligence are manufactured; we have the ability and capacity to be who we want to be, but the difference is our actions that will determine who we become. If we don’t make commitments and sacrifices, we shouldn’t expect miracles.” Wemin said everyone had the power to change, but just needed to focus more.
When talking about illicit drugs and cult activities, he urged students to steer clear of these negative influences as they would rob them of their ability to perform to their full potential. Wemin stressed the importance of faith in complementing success. “Most importantly, always have a spiritual anchor in which to draw from,” he said.
The country’s four major State universities and other private institutions had stalls set up at the school’s hall while the police and Correctional Services had stalls with information on careers in the public service.
National Capital District education guidance officer Elsie Tauye said it was important that students received information directly from the institutions on requirements to help them with their choices.