He said this when officially opening a guest house at Sari Primary School, near Wabag town, last Friday.
Sir Peter says his government believes that an educated Engan population would contribute meaningfully in improving the “living standard” of the people.
He says critics are wrong to say that his provincial government spends too much money on education.
Such interpretations are wrong as they (critics) are not properly assessing the situation.
“My provincial government still believes that a well-educated population would contribute in a big way in developing this province in terms of building modern houses, roads, bridges and so forth.
“Therefore, education will remain a priority, as long as I am governor.”
Sir Peter also gave a K100,000 cheque to Sari Primary School to start on a number of new classrooms and teachers’ houses.
He pledged to help the school with another K400,000 next year.