WHP aims for 40 secondary schools

Western Highlands Governor Paias Wingti aims to establish 40 new high and secondary schools in the province.

21 of them have already been built and also officially registered in the last five years. The other 19 will be established in his second term in office, under the education development program.

Governor Wingti made this known last Friday at Baiyer District Headquarters during the commissioning of the district development authority members.

Wingti said his next dream is to partner with existing universities within the country and abroad to establish open campus in the province.

Campuses for Divine Word and University of Goroka have already been created. The next step is to establish an open campus for Australia’s Southern Cross University, which will start in 2018.

Though Wingti commits to improve the standard of education in the province, he is urging parents to be good role models at the family level, including teachers at their respective schools, so that together they can raise the education standard in the province.

He says a child’s state of learning and the drive to become a productive and responsible citizen starts at home.

The rise in the province’s education level would mean nothing if parents lack the right attitude to be good role models.

His administration is trying its best to improve the education standard and he is urging teachers and parents to be good role models to promote his policy.

Julianna Waeda