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“The first is we’d like gender equality to be promoted and second is for the quality of education in all schools to be improved. We want the international community to do something to better facilitate the level of education to enable developing countries to reach the Millennium Development Goals (targets in 2015),” said students Freesia Wavine and Ferdinand Lambo on behalf of their PNG colleagues.
The UK Minister for the Pacific Gillian Merron and PNG’s sole woman MP and Community Development Minister Dame Carol Kidu attended and participated in the symposium.
The students’ discussions centered on the MDGs, especially MDG 2 on “achieving universal primary education” with the questions and subsequent discussions focusing on education in PNG, HIV/AIDS and violence against women.
Acting British High Commissioner to PNG, Colin Glass, said he hoped the students had fun and would take away with them the importance of the MDGs.
The PNG students, who were made MDG Ambassadors and presented certificates of participation, thanked the British High Commission in both
The students’ lively discussion concluded with the PNG side singing the National Anthem and their