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.


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.

Vanuatu education ministry to donate to Fiji disaster relief

The Ministry, through its Pikinini Flash Appeal initiative, raised the money in contributions from schools, their pupils, other bodies and the public at large.

The education minister, Jean Pierre Nirua, is to hand the money to his counterpart organisation in Fiji when he visits there later this month.

Catholic Church talks on collapse in partnership with State

President of the CBC, Bishop Arnold Orowae said the historical relationship between the Catholic Church and the State has great potential for good.

“But this relationship is poorly understood today and lies in tatters and needs repair without delay.

 “The Catholic communities call on Catholic men and women and others of good will, who hold power and distribute services, to carry out their responsibilities with honesty, fairness, and justice, while also exercising a preferential option for the poor,” said Orowae.

O’Neill: Project fees to be refunded

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced this decision by the National Executive Council, saying this fee was not compulsory and was often excessive.

Prime Minister O’Neill said NEC has rescinded Clause (2) of the NEC Decision No. 358/2015 which had allowed for this fee to be collected.

Clause (2) of NEC Decision No. 358/2015 reads “approved in principle the Tuition Fee Free (TFF) Policy to improve on the management and disbursement of the TFF funds”.

PNG receives K13m from Japan for development program

The grant, five hundred million Japanese Yen, is also for the provision of buses that will assist with transport logistics during the APEC 2018 meeting.

The Exchange of Notes for implementing the Social Development Program was signed today between Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato and Japan’s Ambassador to PNG His Excellency Morio Matsumoto.

The provision of buses and education materials through this non-project grant aid program is in line with the development plans of the Government.

ARoB schools need discipline

According to an independent survey, a good number of students are into alcohol, drugs and sex abuse, while some are members of internet groups that supply pornographic materials.

Loop PNG was recently approached by a special investigation taskforce (independent group) leader who wishes to remain anonymous.

“The disease in PNG schools we do not want it in here and we are going to stop it once we find out the culprits who are selling drugs and porn to our school children,” he said.

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Landslide affects Tambul road

The 40, 00 plus people of Tambul valley are in danger of being cut off from Mount Hagen because a section of the highway leading up to the station was washed away.

Manus Island Regional Processing Centre to close soon

Principals travel irks Education officials

Dr. Kombra issued this instruction through Secretary’s Circular Instruction No. 3 of 2016 on Wednesday, March 2nd.

He said it has come to his notice that principals and Governing Council members of schools have been travelling frequently to Port Moresby or elsewhere without appropriate approvals.

This matter has become a major concern to the Department of Education. 

"These trips are at times unreasonable and cost the institutions money."