Everyday People: Kwara Kwara

I have been a teacher for 27 years during my career my wife supported me.

My am from Hula in Central Province. My name is actually Kwara Kune and it refers to the first arrival of the London Missionary Society (LMS) church in our area. I am 49 years old and I have a big family. I started with having three boys that came first but I felt I had to balance it out so my wife had three girls, making it six children. My wife and I are from the same area.

New PMV guidelines affecting children: Teacher

An elementary school teacher in Lae stressed on the need for inclusive planning.

The second in charge at the United Church-run Emmanuel Elementary School would like to have all her students in class by 8am, but she is fully aware of the limitations placed on public transportation.

Assistant head teacher, Beverly Dago, voiced her concern on the strain placed on parents, seeing that as per the national emergency orders, passenger numbers are limited to 5 less than the vehicle's licensed capacity and as a result, bus fares have been increased.

Long-serving teacher given state funeral

The late Mariana Sino Tangura, who served the district as a teacher for more than 30 years, was given a fitting funeral procession with police escort and the presence of prominent figures of the district development authority, including Town Mayor Paul Dingu and the East Sepik Division of Education.

The funeral procession saw students in all schools in the Maprik Town welcome the long service teacher at the Admin Primary School where the 52-year-old deputy head teacher had been recently posted until her passing.

Death of teacher who swallowed bag of cocaine 'accidental'

Victoria Buchanan is thought to have ingested the drug after realising it was in her possession while waiting to fly home to Dubai in March last year.

Moments later she collapsed and was taken to hospital where she died.

Assistant coroner Andrew Bridge concluded her death was by misadventure.

Mrs Buchanan, 42, originally from Kilmarnock, Scotland, had moved to Dubai in 2010 and worked as a teacher in the United Arab Emirates, Manchester Coroner's Court heard.

Relatives deny involvement in Madang uprising

The late Sam Gawi, from Ialibu, was viciously attacked and killed on Tuesday, April 3.

The nine-member group made up of his immediate relatives, including two pastors, said they only went to Madang to repatriate the body of their loved one.

They had gone down to request that the head of their relative be returned for them to carry out a decent burial.

Tribe mourns teacher’s death

The deceased is Julie Tokam, wife of the former police and correctional services commissioner Henry Tokam.

Julie passed on at the Angau Memorial Hospital (Lae) last week after an illness.

Her body was taken in a convoy to Wandi village, 5km west of Kundiawa, on Sunday.

Thousands of mourners from within the district and the neighbouring Jiwaka Province have arrived in Wandi since Monday to pay their last respect.

Late Julie was laid to rest yesterday while the Narku tribe will host a feast to commemorate her death later this week.

We will perform better if looked after well, says teacher

“We really need the Government to look into teachers’ salary. What most teachers are receiving, I personally feel that it’s not enough,” said the lower primary section head of Koki Primary School, Joephine Solok.

The Grade 5E teacher, who has been in the profession for 32 years, told Loop PNG on Tuesday: “Teachers’ housing should also be considered, even though it is not a condition.

“If they look after their teachers and build houses I’m pretty sure their teachers will be the best.”