HELP Loan Application Form Tertiary Institutions

K220m FOR HIGHER EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM (NBC News)

The government has released a total of K220 million for the Higher Education Loan Program or HELP.

The department made an initial submission for a K350 million but was only given K220 million.

Higher Education Secretary Fr Jan Czuba said the release of funds is for implementation in April this year.

Fr Jan Czuba stated that this amount is sufficient and would not often be fully used and whatever remains can be rolled over to next year’s allocation.

The Secretary made this known when providing an update on the HELP program to NBC News.

NBC News was told a temporary declaration form which is similar to a loan application form has been issued by the Secretary’s office to all tertiary institutions and colleges in the country.

Fr Jan explained that students who wish to apply for this loan will have to fill the form and leave them with their respective administration for enrolment purposes.

The Higher Education Secretary said three options have been discussed and looked at as the avenue where this fund will be managed.

He said they are considering options that are going to be transparent and also to ensure the money grows instead of being used up.

Pacific Secondary School Scholarships Program - PNG Secondary School Students Apply Now

PNG Students Apply Now
PNG Students Apply Now

To be considered for the Pacific Secondary School Scholarships Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:


Be a resident in, and citizen of, one of the seven participating Pacific island countries.
Not be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

At the time of application, be enrolled in and attending school. If you are selected, you must continue to attend school until you move to Australia to start your scholarship.

Be at least 15 years of age as at 1 March 2020 and have not turned 18 years of age on or before 31 December 2020. This means you must still be 17 years of age at 31 December 2020.

Have the signed approval of one of your parents or legal guardians and a written report from them explaining how they will support your performance and well being while you are on scholarship in Australia. If you are selected for an interview, you must bring the written approval of both parents or legal guardians.

Submit two written reference reports from your principal and a community representative, and a school report. 

Meet the English language requirements for direct entry to a New South Wales or Queensland state government public high school in Australia. This means you have completed schooling taught in English for a minimum of two years.

If you have not studied under an English language curriculum, you may be required to undertake an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and meet the relevant minimum score, or agree to attend an Intensive English Centre in New South Wales or a High School Preparation Course in Queensland if selected.

Meet any country-specific eligibility criteria, if required.

PNG STUDENTS APPLY NOW

Background 

The new Pacific Secondary School Scholarships Program is a prestigious Australian Government financial award. The scholarships provide an exciting opportunity for high performing Pacific island students to attend an Australian secondary school, gain a quality education and develop leadership skills. 

The Program builds on the Australian Government’s strong commitment to deepen education links between Australia and the Pacific.

By completing senior secondary school in Australia, students will have the necessary academic and leadership skills to pursue further education, training or employment pathways upon return to their home country or elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region. 

Students will also develop lifelong connections with Australia and their fellow Pacific alumni.


PNG STUDENTS APPLY NOW

How to Submit Articles and Earn Money or Mobile Credits

PNG Insight is calling for awesome PNG Writers, bloggers and students to submit articles (assignment or research work) to us. We pay. 

If you earn K5 in one hour of writing 800 words, that is more than the Minimum Wage. Find out about how to submit your articles and participate in this initiative to write and earn. 

earn money online
Write for Us  - Earn Real Money

Established Writers

The benefits are many. For writers, we are thinking of giving you quality publicity and linkbacks to your social media profile or blogs and websites. In addition, if your articles have not been published anywhere, we would be happy to pay for the articles and publish them here.

Students Writers

We also would like to encourage student writers to write for us. Universities, colleges or secondary schools' students are encouraged to write and submit your work to us.

Class Submissions

If you are an English teacher, working on Class Topical Write-up with your students, you can choose your best work and submit to PNG Insight. We pay for every article. It would also be a good fundraiser for your Class/Grade.

Hobby Writers

We classify Hobby Writers as the unemployed and students who left school at Uni, colleges or grades 10 and 12. If you have time and want to develop your writing skills, why not write for us?

You do not have to be perfect. Write and submit your work to PNG Insight. We will review your work and if your story or topic appeals to us, we will edit it and publish it on our website.

PNG Students and Academics overseas

Writing is an important part of academia. Therefore, the challenge is to see PNG students and academics who have the opportunity to study overseas write and tell their stories. 

In that way, you help others who are trying to get to follow your footsteps.

Perhaps the most important aspect of this initiative is to inform policy and decision making in your area of expertise. See below for the examples of discussion papers on Education and Development (SDG4) we published before the change in TFF policy. 

Why Write for Us

Perhaps the important reason is to help others who are seeking information on education and development in the country - the main aim for establishing PNG Insight.

Furthermore, this initiative creates a network of awesome PNG writers, hobby writers and students. All articles in this category aim to give the writers the publicity they need. This is also important because the writers can use that as a stepping stone for greater work in the future.

Individual writer's work can be added to their CV/resume when applying for jobs. For example, the potential employees, these days, are looking at your Facebook and Twitter profiles to see what kind of person you are. 

Published work gives employers the first impression of their potential employees.

Payment - receive money online

In the 'Paid Category', we are looking for UNIQUE articles. The articles will have to be more than 800 words. (I'm sure you can fork-out an 800-word article in under 1.5 hours). 

Unique articles are the ones that are not published online yet. And, the articles must be from the person who is submitting it. 

More information on PAYMENT can be found here.

The table below shows how much you can possibly earn by writing for us. The more unique articles writers submit to PNG Insight, the more they earn.


Content writers earn money online


More information available on our website here.

Website Link back and Networking 

One of the ways to give prominence to your writings and blogs/website is to establish quality linkbacks and network online. As mentioned earlier, established writers and bloggers submit their published articles to get linkback to their blogs and social media profiles.

We started this blog in 2014 and our website in 2018. Both platforms, combined, have visits of over 200,000 visitors in the peak months of December 2019 and January 2020. Mostly from PNG and Australia.

Therefore, if you are a PNG Writer or blogger, get in touch. Submit an article and we'll link it back to you. 

Some examples

Here are some work on Education and Development (research work) and guest articles we published earlier. 



Article submission 

All articles submission should: 
  • have a brief writer's bio
  • be submitted as Word file to info@pnginsight.com
writing for living
Earn Real Money Writing for us

Review stages

The articles submitted to us will be reviewed. It can take up to a week to get a response from us, and up to a month to see your article online. 

Meanwhile, we'll be in contact with writers who submitted articles to us to talk about payment. The payment can be either
  • online back deposit into personal accounts or
  • direct mobile phone credit top-up. 

More information available on our website here.

App to help LOs Report Illegal Logging on their Land

Lukim Gather, a phone application developed by Catalpa International will help PNG to monitor its protected areas. 

PNG UNDP 

The new system will allow Rangers, who work in isolated areas, to quickly record and report harmful activities, such as illegal logging, bush fires and natural hazards.

This initiative rolled out by the Conservation Environment Protection Authority is possible through the support from UNDP through funding from Global Environment Facility.

Read about it here

Source: PNG UNDP