New Ireland sends students to Aust

The New Ireland Provincial Government will be sending another four students to Marist College Ashgrove and Stuartholme School in Australia this year (2018).

The students will include two male and two female.

The scholarship was for year 11 and 12 and is an initiative of the New Ireland Government to expand education opportunities for young New Irelanders and to expose them to a multi-cultural environment.

Three students, 2 females (Jillah Kurae and Imelda Kaltubin) and one male (Wendel Banamu) all from three remote islands in the province, are pioneer scholars under this scholarship program in 2017.

Governor Sir Julius Chan, who was very happy on the outcome of the pioneer students, said it is an expensive program but the students will be equivalent to the top in the world.

The students have performed well and passed all their assessments despite their late enrolment and challenges of adopting and transiting into a new environment and culture. They have also demonstrated to be excellent New Ireland and Papua New Guinean ambassadors in Australia.

The four new students will bring the total New Ireland Government scholarships at Marist (Roman Catholic day and boarding school for boys) and Stuartholme (Catholic day and boarding school for girls) to seven.

Freddy Mou