Back to school

BSP extends hours for ‘Back to School’

BSP PNG Deputy General Manager- Retail-Sales and Customer Service Delivery, Peter Komon announced that the 28 selected branches will open their doors for the next five Saturdays, commencing Saturday 21st January to 18th February, 2023, from 9am to 1pm. 

Back to school

However, for some schools in Port Moresby, it was a slow first-day as students were sent home.

Waigani Primary School in Port Moresby was among others that opened its doors to its students, but only for a mere 4 hours before they were sent home.

They were told that classes will officially start tomorrow, Tuesday 5th May.

Tough instructions have been issued to schools, to follow certain guidelines, or face closure. One of this, is social distancing.

Back to school: Know the signs it is time to get your child's eyes tested

Andrew Hogan of Optometry Australia sees a lot of children in his practice in Hobart, often when parents or teachers notice one of those symptoms.

"Kids won't complain about blurry vision," he told Helen Shield on ABC Radio Hobart.

"Kids who aren't paying attention [in class], sometimes it's simply because they can't see and they don't realise that everyone else can see, because they've got nothing to compare it to."

Here are your back-to-school bargains

Loop PNG lifestyle visited main stationary shops in Port Moresby to see if there were any back-to-school promotions and compare prices of essential stationaries.

Theodist Stationary Supermarket

Sure enough, Theodist Stationary Supermarket have some promotions that will last through to February 28, and you don’t want to miss out.

Backpack: Buy a backpack, receive the second one on half price.

School Shoes: 20 percent off the normal price

Lae Police supporting Unitech security

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said his command is helping the university security imposed a curfew on campus directed by the school’s administration.

“Police have been rostered on 24 hour shifts and there is ample manpower on campus to give a sense of security to staff and students.”

Wagambie said staff and students are moving freely on campus.

He encouraged the student body to refocus on their education which is their priority.

Nick Cannon enrolls at Howard University

Yes, the 35-year-old is headed back to school, attending Washington D.C.'s Howard University as a freshman and expecting to graduate in 2020.

Cannon took to Instagram to share a photo standing in front of the university's sign, captioning the pic, "YOU KNOW!!!!! #HU2020."

He added, "My First Day as a Freshman!!! Howard University Class of 2020."

Back to school for island students

Here some students and parents from Rambutso Island leaving for the 60 km journey across the sea to Lorengau.

Fortunately for them the weather has been fine past few days.

Usually, it is the North West wind season and the trip is usually risky.

"We are fortunate the weather is fine but the trip is still expensive for us. We are fortunate with the Free Education Policy alleviating some financial burden, " said Paul Chepe, one of the parents on the trip.

Usually, people offer boats for free without hire.

All the boats used are privately own boats.

Hoskins Secondary students told to pay project fee

School official,  Josepha Tonar  who spoke on behalf of the Deputy Principal said project fees for this year  would be K400.

Tonar said K200 was for uniforms and K200 would be  for a new school fence project.

Students were advised that those continuing Grades 10 and 12 are to pay up and commence classes, while new enrollments for  grade 9 and 11 will be properly sorted by midweek. Teachers will have to confirm all student - teacher ratio and allocation of students  in class before the academic year goes into full swing.

Back to school fever swamps Kimbe


While the school term begins for government schools on February w, while IEA schools commenced today with teachers resuming.

Most school items such as school bags, shoes, biros and other stationeries were hot items sold.

The months of January through to March is known by citizens here as the wet months and umbrellas have also been purchased to keep students dry.

Parents will once again fork out project fees as per the structure released through the Minister's office and many have expressed dissatisfaction due to concerns with the EL NINO.