East Nakanai

Baining leaders recognise Makolkol as sixth clan

Preparations are in place to formalise this and ensure a Makolkol clan leader representative join the ranks in the council.

This follows an awareness programme last week, that saw the representatives of the Council visited Mandrambit in the Gazelle district, just past the lower Toriu river near Open Bay.

Mandrambit is also part of the Uramat Clan that boarders the Kachqet, Simbali, and Mali Clans.

Uramat is actually the only clan within the Baining-Qaqet tribe which boarders all the clans: Kachqet, Simbali, Mali, Kairak and now the Makolkol.

WNB graduates 833 elementary teachers

Teachers around the Kandrian, Gloucester, Mosa, Hoskins, Talasea, Cenaka, Bali/Vitu, Kaliai/Kove and East Nakanai converged at the Gavuvu SSEC church ground for the workshop. It started on July 4 and ended with a graduation ceremony on August 19.

The training was based on the Self Instruction Unit (SIU) and the Mix Mode. It focused on teachers who had been teaching without certification since 2007, said Provincial Elementary Training Coordinator for West New Britain, Mary Aumie.