TSC warns teacher of bad teaching behaviour

TSC investigated a female teacher at a primary school in NCD following complaints by a parent in a newspaper article.

The parent claimed that the teacher spends too much time on Facebook during lesson hours resulting in inadequate teaching.

The parent highlighted additional concerns including missed tests and excessive assignments while his child also reported instances where the teacher misplaced projects and requested phone numbers to send assignments via WhatsApp despite some families not owning smartphones.

Sika warns Engan tribes to abstain from payback system

Sika said this after a man was viciously attacked by three knife-wielding men at the 3 - Mile bus stop on Friday The man succumbed to his injuries and died at the  Port Moresby General Hospital today.

The victim of this brutal attack is the late Jerry Paitik in his 20s of Tsak Valley in Wapenamanda Enga Province.

He was attacked by three knife-wielding men as he was disembarking from a PMV bus near Port Moresby General Hospital on Friday 23rd February 2024.

Grade 10 student allegedly killed by police

Police managed to quell the situation, promising to do a thorough investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The response came following the discovery of the body of the young man in the drain next to Gordons police station on Tuesday morning.

The boy is a Grade 10 student at Port Moresby International School.

 NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Silva Sika confirmed reports that police where involved in the death of the student.

Partnership to boost oral health in NCD schools

Colgate-Palmolive will work with YWAM MS to provide dental treatment and education to schools across Port Moresby via the YWAM Dental Trailer.

The 13-metre-long semi-trailer is equipped with three dental chairs, a generator, water storage, and sterilisation facilities. The trailer was invited to begin its work in Port Moresby by the Governor for NCD, Powes Parkop.

Amazing Port Moresby Launches Grand 48th Independence Celebration

The event marked the commencement of the Independence Day celebrations for Papua New Guinea's capital city.

Youth day embraced in NCD

In commemoration of the day, the general public was invited by the Active City Development Program (ACDP) to a day of events on the 13th of August at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium and culminating at Ela Beach.

The theme for this year’s International Youth Day is 'Green Skills of Youths’.

This was recognized by the United Nations where it sheds light on cultural and legal matters that impact young individuals. It underscores the importance of cultivating environmentally conscious skills among our youth.

Four Principals disciplined

First Assistant Secretary for the NCD Education Service Division Peter Kants, said the principals disobeyed a government directive under the free education policy, which includes non-payment of project fees.

He told LoopPNG during the NCD Students Leaders SLIP Leadership Training Workshop today in Port Moresby.

He said every school has needs but when the government gives directives, schools have to abide by them.

“Even if there is a need at the school we have to find a better way to deal with such situations,” he said.

NCD education introduces SLIP

SLIP targets school heads, Board of Management, Governing Councils, even teachers and students to drive the PNG Education System with good governance and transparency.

One-hundred-and-sixteen (116) students from schools in NCD are participating in the SLIP leadership training in Port Moresby today; 40 primary schools, 15 high school and secondary schools including five vocational centers. Accompanying the students are 88 teachers.

City gears up for 48th Independence Day

The first planning meeting chaired by the Governor, took place yesterday, marking the beginning of meticulous preparation just two months before the celebration.

This year's Independence Day holds special significance as Port Moresby also prepares for the momentous 50th year of Independence Day in 2025. With this in mind, the organizing committee is dedicated to early preparation, careful planning, and a strong commitment to the city's vision.

The city aims to engage stakeholders from the corporate, education, and defense sectors, which are key focus areas for the event.

Police Shut Down Illegal Markets

These markets, which have been a hotbed for the sale of betelnut and food, have become breeding grounds for opportunistic criminals, who prey on the vulnerable.

Sector Patrol Zone 200, in collaboration with the Gerehu Police Station, launched a joint operation targeting several illegal markets near the city's main commercial center and extending into Rainbow Estate. The authorities swiftly dispersed the illegal vendors, confiscating and destroying their makeshift wooden tables used for selling betelnut and food in public spaces.