2021 Grade 12 Students SLF Grace Period - Why GP is Important

 2021 DHERST GRACE PERIOD: Present Grade 12 students are in a privileged position to make the right choices on their Grade 12 School Leavers.

DHERST Online Application 2021 (NAOS)

Firstly, the National Online Application System (NOAS) gives the students the right choice upfront by highlighting (in red) the 'ineligible' options. There is no room for getting the choices wrong. Secondly, the students have 5 choices. That means 5 chances of getting into a tertiary institution. 

In the past, the Grade 12 students did not have the chance to change their choices after they've filled the manual School Leaver's Form (SLF). Nor do the past students have 5 choices, they were limited to only 3 choices.

The Grade 12 students should make full use of the Grace period and maximise their chances of securing a space for 2022 at a tertiary institution in the country.

When will DHERST formally publish the 2022 Grade 12 selection List for HEIs?

Important 2021 Dates and Expectations

Here are some important dates for examinations, results and selections in Papua New Guinea.

PNG INSIGHT UPDATES: Here are some important dates for examinations, results and selections in Papua New Guinea:

  • Tuesday 21st December 2021: DHERST launches 2021 selection for 2022 academic year
  • Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th December 2021: NOAS grace period
  • Sunday 12th December 2021: Education Department through MSD releases Grade 12 Exam Results to Higher Education Department, DHERST.
  • Thursday 9th December 2021: Grade 10 and 12 Exam Results Launched, students can check their results now.

  • 5th December 2021: Education Officers/GES start 2022 Grade 11 Selections (GRADE 11 SELECTION NOW IN PROGRESS)
  • Grade 10 National Examinations: 11th to 15th October 2021.
  • Grade 12 National Examinations:  18th to 22nd October 2021.
  • Grade 8 National Examinations: 25th to 28th October 2021.
Based on the dates above we can infer that the 2021/2022 Grade 11 selection lists will be released one or two weeks after the 5th of December 2021.

DHERST has confirmed that it will launch the Grade 12 selection list on the 21st of December 2021. 

2021 Grace Period - Why it is important

The Grace period lasts only 5 days. This is the time when Grade 12 students should 'adjust' their choices. It should be straightforward because DHERST would have indicated on NOAS whether a student is eligible for selection or not depending on the examinations marks. 

Here is what DHERST say about the importance of the Grace Period, 2021:

''This [Grace Period] is a crucial period where you will start making your choices based on your final grade 12 results hence make sure to access your account during the mentioned dates. If you see the red highlight indicated in any of your five choices under “My Choices”, this means that your final result has not met the minimum program requirement set by the institution. Therefore, you must change the red highlighted choice to a different program that is available in your program list.'' DHERST

The online selection is quick. The Grade 12 students in the country have between Tuesday 14th December and Friday 17th December 2021 to adjust their choices to the more suitable ones. DHERST will NOT grant you access to making changes during the weekend or on Monday the 20th of December 2021.

Launching 2021 selection for 2022 academic year

The online selection via DHERST's National Online Selections System (NOSS) will do the magic in 3 days. 

DHERST plans to launch the 2021 selections for the 2022 academic year on Tuesday 21st December 2021.  

There were issues last year when the Department of Higher Education had to republish the selection listing. If all goes to plan this year, students are likely to see their selection status by the date announced by DHERST. We hope all goes to plan. 

How to Check Your 2021 Grade 12 Exam Marks

By now, you should know your Grade 12 exam marks. The marks are accessible through My PNG Exam Results website. 

Note that DHERST does not display the Grade 12 students' exam marks.

DHERST Online Application 2021 (NOAS)

NOAS remains the property of the National Government of Papua New Guinea and is administered by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST).

NOAS facilitates national admissions and selections into higher education institutions in PNG. This portal facilitates Grade 12 school-leaver application.

Non-school leaver applicants

Non-school leaver applicants must contact directly the institute of their choice and follow non-school leaver application requirements.

Contact DHERST

For further information, please contact the DHERST Support Service noassupport@dherst.gov.pg

Source: DHERST 

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Leave a comment if you wish to discuss or highlight any general issue. For the 2021 NOAS Grade 12 choices, see the original message here on DHERST website - see the ANNOUNCEMENT HERE

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