International Education Agency

​Education institutions focus more on profit: Principal

And sadly, some of these new schools and colleges concentrate on profit more than they do on quality.

This observation was shared by Les Roai, the Consulting Principal at Popondetta International School.

He said this when stressing on International Education Agency’s (IEA) focus on quality education for the past 41 years.

He said this has been the true driver of decision making and planning for IEA.

Roai notes that as the middle class grows rapidly in PNG, it increasingly seeks private education.  

Gordon International students achieve academic excellence

They are  10-year-old Mapule Popu from Manus Province, 14-year-old Heni Dia Guba from Hanuabada, NCD and 15-year-old Barry Mangipu from East New Britain and Southern Highlands Province.

The three students scored over 90 out of 100 marks in the English subject exams of the system test.

The testing is held every year for all IEA schools in PNG since 2014.

This symbolises the PNG IEA students’ achievements within the international body.

IEA schools prepare to celebrate 40th anniversary

In celebrating the 40th anniversary, all the 19 schools and colleges in 14 provinces have planned various activities.

These activities are derived from two questions: “What does the IEA 40th anniversary mean to me and my school?” and “what has the IEA, through my school, contributed to PNG and the world?”

The celebrations and responses to these questions will be expressed in essays, plays or dramas, videos, poems, songs, dances and arts.

IEA plans to establish new schools in three provinces

The IEA currently has schools in 19 provinces and plans to set up schools in Manus, Vanimo in West Sepik Province and Kavieng in New Ireland Province.

IEA executive director and chief executive officer, Joe Lalie said the recent schools built were in Buka and Kimbe.

Lalie said in Port Moresby, there’s a growing population here with a lot of new suburbs that have a demand in education as well.

“Some communities are talking to us about opening schools in their suburbs.