ACCORDING to Papua New Guinea Education Secretary, Dr Michael Tapo, precisely 21,430 students sat the Grade 12 national examinations this year.
But only 4,500 places are available across all higher learning institutions for the 2015 academic year.
This means that 80% of Grade 12 students will not be considered for entry to universities and colleges.
The English and Literature examination is compulsory for all students which means that all 21,430 should have sat the exam. But the real number was only 17,236. So who are the missing 4,194 students?