Wawin National School of Excellence in Morobe Province graduated 152 grade 12 students last Friday.
Out of the 152 students, 18 of the students were from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) class.
This was school’s 21st grade 12 graduation staged inside the school campus.
School principal Mr. Pal Pu described the graduation event as special compared with other graduation events as for this year, the school graduated pioneer STEM students.
He said despite lots of challenges encountered over the academic year, the school with its stance on faith and religious activities has made it possible to overcome situations and eventually to stage graduation ceremony.
The pioneer STEM class in Wawin National School of Excellence is part of a plan introduced by the Department of Higher Education, Science, Research and Technology to equip students in National School of Excellence throughout the country with foundation year studies so that they continue on with bachelor courses in national universities when they are selected for further studies.
The programme was initiated to align with 1-6-6 education structure system to produce intellectuals at the earliest stage.