Kopkop attends 2021 career expo
Kopkop College Grade 12’s last attended the 2021 NCD secondary school career exposition where they collected information and asked questions to help them review their career choices.
The one-week expo was held at the Port Moresby National High School from August 16-20, where more than 3,000 Grade 12’s attended.
“Career expo is an important avenue for our students to meet the different tertiary institutions, because at this point in time some students do not know where to go or what to put into their school leaver’s form,” Kopkop College Deputy Principal, Rogana Pawai said.
The 2021 career exposition saw students visiting stalls from amongst 27 private and government institutions including the country’s four major universities and the police department.
“It’s a very exciting event for the students, the teachers and the exhibitors as well,” said NCD Guardians Officer and Career Expo coordinator, Elsie Tauye, who described the event as a success.
Ms Pawai who is part of the career expo committee, said the committee have tried their best to select leading institutions to exhibit at the event, in order to allow students to have access to a variety of information such as scholarships, fees, spacing, Grading etc…
“I believe our Grade 12 students at Kopkop College should have a fair idea of where they want to go to, because they have streamed into respective subjects already and they know what courses they should apply for,” Ms Pawai adds.
Ms Pawai said the online system gives students more chances to re-apply, and the school looks forward to getting SLF forms so that their year 12’s can begin applying online.
Kopkop College is a permitted private run school located in Gerehu, and takes serious consideration of their student’s career choices, by ensuring individual students are satisfied and are given the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
Dr Catherine Nongkas, the Vice President for Academic and Technical Affairs of DBTI, who spoke at the closing of the event, further advised students to collect enough information to help them make the right choices.
Dr Nongkas pointed out that due to the limited tertiary spaces, not all Grade 12’s will go through and has urged the students to be determined despite the challenges.
“Take the time to understand what you have picked up and what your capabilities are and set your goals to realise your dream,” Dr Nongkas said