Education

Sharon tells of her first trip overseas

This proved true for Sharon Atuai, a young lass from Goilala, Central Province.

Sharon is a second year student at the University of Papua New Guinea,  and will be doing her third year in April - Bachelor in Economics.

Growing up in Laloki, a few kilometres outside Port Moresby along the Hiritano Highway, she struggled with the influence of settlement peer pressure and overcoming the psychological impact of divorced parents at a young age.

Her parents separated in 2004 when she was in grade two, leaving her to grow up with her mother.

PNG will continue to face teacher shortage

According to TSC chairman Baran Sori, this is because approved teacher training institutions are not graduating enough teachers to be allocated to all the schools in the country.

“Similarly, some teachers retire while others resigned and abscond from teaching.

“The Commission also noted that there are teachers who choose to make themselves become unemployed because they do not want to take up teaching in rural/remote schools, while others just do not want to leave their home provinces to go and teach in other provinces that need teachers most.”

Prepare your child for school life

And it is January of the new year, slowly winding down; when February comes, you know you should let them go. In the end, you know it’s part of life and you have gone through this yourself.

Loop Lifestyle has put together a few tips from Parents magazine to help you prepare your child for his or her first day of school.

Here are four little lessons kids need before starting school:

Before your child starts pre-school or kindergarten, be sure he's schooled in these basics.

1.Bathroom Skills 101

Churches thanked for their contribution to development

The PNG Council of Churches has seven main line churches and 16 affiliated bodies.

Minister for National Planning Charles Abel thanks all the churches on behalf of the Government as the churches represent the number one partner for Government particularly in education and health.

Abel stressed that the Government relies heavily on churches through education and health which is a fantastic partnership and they’re working to improve this engagement.

Women challenged to pursue further studies

2016 Westpac Women Award winner and an Information Technology manager, Bosa Togs, is encouraging women who are contemplating on further studying to pursue it.

Togs said it’s not too late even if you’re already married and have children because we will never be done with learning till the day we stop breathing.

“Attaining your master’s or degree qualification does not make you a master of your trade but it is a beginning of a journey to master through continuous learning every day.

Maru pushing the bar for development in his electorate

Maru who is also the Trade, Commerce and Industry Minister said education is the key ingredient of change.    

Under his chairmanship, the Yangoru Saussia District Development Authority have been allocating K3 million annually into the education sector.

He was speaking at the opening of a double -storey, four- in-one classroom at Saint Vincent Primary School in Koro Village, West Yangoru LLG. 

The classroom was built at a cost of K150,000.

Maru’s drive for education in Yangoru taking shape

The district has four local level government wards, Numbo, Sausso, East Yangoru and West Yangoru.

Under the chairmanship of first term MP and Minister for Trade Commerce and Industry Yangoru Saussia District Development Authority had invested heavily in the primary school infrastructures in the 30 registered Schools.

Sausso LLG has recorded a total of 9 projects, Numbo 4, West Yangoru 5 projects and East Yangoru LLG 5 projects.

The projects involved double-story classrooms, library and teachers houses.

NCD school competition program kicks off

The program, aimed to promote literacy, self-expression and talent through the art of public speaking, poetry writing and recitals, kicked off today with the debate challenge.

ESCP also aims to improve vocabulary skills for young Papua New Guineans in schools throughout the country.

The program comprises of a debate challenge, poetry slam and spelling bee championship.

Previously known as the IBS School Debate, the debate challenge under this program involves six participating NCD schools to be held on  August 30 to September 1.  

Study: Education is a means by which poverty can be eradicated

The Department of National Planning and Monitoring who spearheaded the research made its presentation on Thursday in Port Moresby.

Assistant Secretary Sanja Pepae said education plays a significant role in evaluating poverty.

The study titled, ‘PNG Poverty Profile’ was done after a National Executive Council decision to define the term poverty in PNG context.

The study covering the four regions of the country found that, “The relationship between poverty and education is the major human capital investment that individuals can make to improve their livelihoods.

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Dopo defends Awesa on education funds in Imbonggu

President of Ialibu Basin Local Level Government (LLG) in Southern Highlands, Robert Dopo has said that schools and communities receiving financial and other help from Awesa should appreciate and accept what they get.

And Dopo has urged the management of schools and communities in Imbonggu district to be wary of failed and aspiring politicians who knowingly go around spreading lies to discredit genuine efforts by the national government to assist learning institutions.