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PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools initiative (PASS)

Summary of publication

An independent review of the pilot phase for PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools initiative (PASS) was conducted in June 2021. PASS supports 12 secondary school partnerships between Australia and Papua New Guinea, and has a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The review found that despite the challenges brought by the COVID−19 pandemic, the PASS initiative was able to make progress towards all three of its objectives: (i) improved capabilities – individual and organisational – of secondary schools; (ii) strengthened leadership qualities of students and educators; and (iii) strengthened people-to-people links between PNG and Australia.

The PNG National Department of Education and DFAT welcome the review findings and recommendations for adjustments for a second two-year phase and possible future Australian investments to support improvements in secondary education in PNG.




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