An increase of more than 12,000 students from this year’s intakes will be seen entering state-run higher learning institutions next year.
The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Minister Pila Niningi said all results would be made available to the public by end of this week and the list will also be published on the department’s website www.dherst.gov.pg
Minister Niningi said with the inaugural use of the online selection system, a total of 12,234 students have been allocated to a study program; that is 47 percent of the 25,848 who applied.
He said all students with a grade point average or GPA of 2.3 and above that met respective GPA and subject related entry requirements were allocated space within a Higher Education Institution.
First and second preferences indicated by the Grade 12 school leavers were used to allocate a place at institutions while GPA and subject related entry requirements were used for ranking of the selection list.
Mr Niningi said all other Grade 12 School leavers that selected the option to be considered for alternate offers were allocated space in the program to which they exclusively met the entry requirement and also to which additional space was available.
The minister added that the list is not a confirmed Tertiary Education Scholarship Assistance Scheme (TESAS) awards list. Government sponsored students will receive letters from the department.