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Australian Awards Scholarship recipients from PNG graduate as nurses

 THREE graduates of the Lae School of Nursing had benefited from a Steamships scholarship through the Australian Awards PNG.

Matilda Kedek, Loreensia Angis and Kumono Cliff were among the 62 students who graduated from the nursing school early this month.

Steamships public relations and sustainability coordinator Misika Rea who witnessed the graduation said health was a vital component of the company’s annual community engagement sponsorship.

“We are proud to be involved in the national health strategy which aims at delivering access to quality healthcare,” Rea said.

The sponsorship supports “well-trained personnel to deliver quality healthcare” in the country.

Student representative Tom Peter said there was a need for more health workers.

Acting deputy principal Pauline Bomara said nurses played a vital role in healthcare, as shown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Health Secretary Dr Osborne Liko stressed the importance of easy access by people to quality healthcare.

Australia High Commission representative Lyn Bae thanked Steamships for its support in 2020.

Nursing graduate Kedek said it was a privilege to be given the opportunity to complete the programme by Steamships under the scholarship programme.

“I look forward to serving the community,” she said.


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