National online application system

Rural students cannot access online system: MP

Nawaeb MP Kennedy Wenge queried how rural students were expected to apply online when they do not have access to computers or the internet.

For the second time in Parliament, Wenge outlined that schools are not only located in cities or urban areas.

The World Bank reported in 2016 that 86.96 percent of PNG’s population live in the rural areas.

Wenge told Parliament that rural-based students, including those from his electorate in Morobe Province, are at a disadvantage following the introduction of the National Online Application System.

National online selection launched

During that time, the Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology activated the national selections for 2019 new intakes.

Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Pila Niningi, says higher education institutions, like all service organisations in the world of the digital information era, must seek every means to enhance the quality of service delivery and drive efficiency and cost-savings.