However, with free education, one must speak about the quality of education for those children who are in school.
These were the remarks of Prime Minister James Marape when addressing the nation recently.
He admitted that challenges as a nation in the education sector remain.
He further said: “When providing healthcare to the 8 million citizens of this country, we must not just talk about basic health care but specialist health care, where basic healthcare also entails the quality aspect.
“When a mother goes to hospital, she must know there is a doctor waiting to serve her and there must be medicine available for her.”
PM Marape said challenges in these sectors remain big and need collective effort to address the issues amicably.