Today, 28th April 2016, marks the International Girls in ICT Day. It is being celebrated in 150 member countries of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) around the world, including Papua New Guinea through an expected 5,300 events involving over 177,000 girls and young women.
NICTA in achieving the main objective of the day of encouraging more girls and young women to take up careers in ICT, established in 2013 the NICTA Girls in ICT Tertiary Scholarship Programme where we are committed to support the education of girls who choose to develop a career in ICT in the country. Implementation of the Scholarship Programme started this year with the first four girls being selected from among seventy eight (78) hopefuls who applied.
Hence, on this occasion of the International Girls in ICT Day, NICTA is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Girls in ICT Tertiary Scholarship Programme 2016.
- Miss Amy ROMBUK – Bachelors of Electrical Engineering, PNG University of Technology
- Miss Enid-Jean OLI – Diploma in Computer Science, PNG University of Technology
- Miss Taiyangkonauna KAFARE – Bachelor of Information Systems, Divine Word University
- Miss Samantha MANIAT – Diploma in Computer Science, PNG University of Technology
These girls will be financially supported by the Scholarship for the duration of their studies, subject to certain conditions.
NICTA would also extend its sincere gratitude to the many others that applied and though were unsuccessful, are encouraged to keep pursuing careers in the exciting field of ICT.
We look forward to receiving more applications in our next round of applications.