4 students get master’s scholarships
The scholarship basically emphasises on conservation and management of biodiversity.
It was given to them during a recent graduation and launching of the Centre for Biodiversity & Natural Products Division research and academic program.
The four were among 24 graduates who received certificates after completing a course called Module 1.
The main objective of the program was to address the issue of biological diversity in PNG.
The biodiversity centre comprises of academic programs and research.
According to Professor Simon Saulei, the master’s holders will do research in different aspects of biological diversity.
“The certificate comprises three modules but much of the emphasis is on how you organise yourself in community level,” says the professor.
Prof Saulei said this certificate program is part of the university’s initiative to reach out to the community.
Meanwhile, the second program they are developing will highlight the challenge some people face in terms of expensive university fees, or have dropped out of school, thus missing out on processes to get into university.
Meanwhile, the professor said the problem is people who talk about conserving resources are not putting money where the mouth is.