Uguro assures education system

He said there have been several setbacks within the Ministry which have led to the deterioration of the education system over the years. Several factors have contributed to this decline, impacting the quality of education and the overall learning environment in the country.

Uguro said in terms of the system upgrade, he believes in partnering with international stakeholders in bringing in change, and hopefully improving the country’s human resources.

The changes will encompass the education system from kindergarten to the tertiary level, says Uguro.

Ambulance Education Donation

St John Ambulance PNG is actively embracing technology for educational purposes, aligning with the core values of both LiteHaus International and Niunet.

The computers will be utilized at the St John Ambulance Training Academy to facilitate interactive learning modules, host educational and clinical resources, and elevate the overall quality of training.

Niunet's CEO, David Valentine, expressed their pleasure in assisting St John Ambulance with this donation.

Report highlights challenges facing schools

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been implementing the Tuition Fee Free (TFF) policy with the aim of providing all school-aged children the opportunity to have access to education.

While quality education in early learning is paramount for a child’s progression into the future that is missing in some schools in the country.

The National Research Institute today released its Discussion Paper No. 209 titled “Assessment of challenges that primary schools face in providing quality education: Evidence from East Sepik and Morobe Provinces, Papua New Guinea”.

A Million Dreams – Bosconians Graduate

About 382 students walked into the Kurongku hall to participate in the 26th graduation for Grade 12 and the Industrial Training Course on Wednesday 15th November.

It was also the 22nd Graduation ceremony for the Employment Oriented Skills Development Training.

Futures at risk

Fortunately, for Aumu village they have one teacher who teaches elementary through to grade 2. They also have a volunteer phonics teacher who gives up her personal time to ensure children of the village learn to read and write at a basic level.

The same cannot be said for Aivai’i and Kae-Varia. The village children are said to make long-distance trips by river, to and fro, to the nearest schools in other villages such as Evara.

Many choose to forgo the commute and remain at home, in the village.

Uguro delivers country’s statement at UNESCO

Investing in teachers is investing in learning as they play a pivotal role in achieving SDG 4.

Minister for Education Jimmy Uguro made these remarks during the 42nd Session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France.

Education key to change gender bias

Executive Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science at UPNG,  Professor Betty Lovai said this during the women in leadership retreat in Port Moresby yesterday.

Professor Lovai said gender equality is a big problem and will remain the biggest problem because people lack knowledge of this issue.

She said this is the reason why many women are not elected to hold leadership roles in the country.

Lovai further said in order to to understand this issue well, she pushed for gender studies which UPNG students are currently studying at the university.

Empowering women leaders

Born and raised in the tranquil village of Lontis, Haku Constituency, Bougainville, she reflects on her carefree childhood by the sea, emphasising her journey from a simple coastal life to becoming a senior education official with a Master's Degree from Australia.

Growing up as the second eldest of nine daughters, Dorothy attributes her strong leadership and consensus-building skills to her upbringing. Her mother, a role model in their community, instilled in her the values of hard work and determination.

Seigu school celebrates new infrastructure

This is an initiative of the Seigu High School board led by Chairman Tom Amero, who expressed gratitude to the former provincial government for its support funding of K175,000 for the school infrastructure grants.

The project, supported by the Eastern Highlands education director Wesley Albert, is part of a broader vision to enhance educational facilities across the province.

Legacy Continues for Roroipe

From an early age, Mary was exposed to seafaring through her late father’s small craft business, chartering passengers across the maritime province of Milne Bay.

So, it comes as no surprise that Mary followed in her father’s footsteps by becoming a marine engineer after completing a marine cadetship, supported by an Australia Awards PNG scholarship.

Mary says education plays an important role in society, allowing us to explore more opportunities.

However, there are numerous challenges in accessing education and in her experience, it was economic hardship.