Tokarara secondary graduates over 200 students

About 234 Grade 12 students from one of Papua New Guinea’s oldest schools will be graduating today in Port Moresby.

These students are the 6th batch to graduate from Tokarara Secondary School, which only started taking in students for grades 11 and 12 in 2011.

The school is now 33 years old and boasts of its academic achievements.

In 2016, 70 percent of pass out students from Tokarara secondary made it to tertiary institutions throughout the country.

Maths head of department and graduation coordinator, Tony Tom, says the school keeps improving every year.

"Each year, there is an increase in the number of students that go through to tertiary institutions,” he says.

Schools in the nation’s capital have already started graduating their students, with Tokarara being the latest. 

Imelda Wavik