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Abel Eyes New School At Alotau

The people of Alotau in Milne Bay will soon have a new school at Cape Vogel,

 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Treasury Charles Abel said there was so much to be done and so much had already been achieved including the opening of the James Charmers Memorial High School in Suau.

 

He added that they have secured the funding and have begun the process of building the school.

 

Abel said beside Cape Vogel High School, there were plans for another two- at Maramatana and Daga.

“The challenges are when we take on too many things we may not complete the project properly,” said Abel.

 

“There’s no doubt that the James Chalmers Memorial High School needs a science laboratory and a library.”

 

“We have built a road for Suau, a Digicel tower, an ambulance and we have funded the elementary and primary school there too.” he said.

 

The development now enables the people of Suau to drive to Faiv Bay for the first time, and also having access to communication and other transport services.

 

via : The National – 14th August 2017.

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Gazetted Position Allow Teachers To Find Top Jobs

14th August 2017

Source:The National

Teaches in Morobe will now have the chance to apply for more than 4000 positions gazetted by the Teaching Service Commission for the 2018 school year.

 

The position are for primary, secondary and technical vocational education and training school (TVET) teachers currently teaching in the province.

 

Provincial Appointment Officer Paul Tayang on Saturday said teachers now have the opportunity to be promoted as the positions have been gazetted.

 

He said in 2014, the only positions available for them to apply for were senior position but this year all positions had been gazetted and it was an opportunity for teachers to apply for positions that they were eligible for.  Morobe has 3,471 primary school positions, 519 secondary school positions and 167 TVET teaching positions gazetted for the next year.

 

Meanwhile, Tayang said application for schools closed on July 7, however, schools on remote locations still have till Friday.

 

Corporation keen to train cadets

Corporation keen to train cadets

The Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) is looking forward to train more students in tertiary institutions under its industrial and cadetship programmes.

 
CIC’s human resources officer Leks Paul said they have an ongoing programme to train graduates and current students in tertiary institutions studying agricultural-related courses through internships and cadetships.

 
“We have two programmes for developing graduates, the industrial or internship, and cadetship programmes,” Paul said.
“In cadetship programmes, we do hire graduates for two to three years employment.”
He said after the training, the graduates were brought into the corporation based on their performance.

 
Under industrial training, students were given hands-on experience out in the field during their breaks.

 
Paul said the industry assisted students do their research, reports and final-year projects as aprerequisite for their university studies.

 
“The industry is interested in encouraging graduate programmes to develop and train the next generation of human resources.”

 
Paul said the corporation took in graduates under the programme based on institutions producing agricultural graduates for their development. He said they
also took in students studying finance, management and administration courses under the programmes for non-agricultural institutions.

 
Paul was at the University of Technology career fair last Friday in Lae promoting the corporation’s programme in human resource development.
He said the programme was ongoing and as long as institutions produced graduates
that they would always take students in for training and development.

Political Stability Needed for Continuation of Development

***PNC-Led Government to Bring New Era of Growth***

 

PM O’Neill was speaking with the people of Wiabo in the Obura Wanenara district of Goroka yesterday, where he committed to continue road construction in the province.

“In only five years, we have delivered on our promises in our simple policies, which you have seen all around you,” the Prime Minister said.

“Give us another five years, and you will see this country transform. Road infrastructure is the key to economic development and has been our government’s priority in ensuring the rural population have access to better services.

“Road infrastructure is essential for the delivery of healthcare and education so that services reach rural communities easily and on time.

“We will further continue funding for more classrooms and make sure educational materials reach the schools.”

The Prime Minister was campaigning with Obura Wanenara candidate John Boito, where he urged the people to vote for Mr Boito so that he can continue building the road from where it was left.

“There has been so much negativity during this campaign from the opposition, they have made wild accusations. But action speaks louder than words, and this has been demonstrated in the last five years.”

Village leaders in Wiabo applauded the commitments from the Prime Minister and Mr Boito after so many past decades of being neglected.

“In five years, we have delivered proper classrooms, and your children are going to school.

“Before we came to government, this was just a dream.

“Free education to continue under a PNC-led government, but it would be cancelled if the opposition had a chance to form government.

“The benefits of free education are clear for your children, particularly families in villages with parents who could not afford school fees.

“Our government will keep your kids in school so they can have better lives as they grow into adults.”

The Prime Minister was accompanied by PNC candidates including, Governor Julie Soso, Minister Nick Kuman and Minister Benny Allan.

 

Post-Courier June 7, 2017

Policy of ‘Free Education & Free Health’ – Cornerstone of Developing PNG’s Next Generation and Securing the Future

***O’Neill: PNC Policies Vital***

 

Under the presence of local police, the Ialibu Pangia sitting MP and Prime Minister Peter O’Neill made a low-key arrival at the Kewabi local level government for his rally.

The People’s National Congress Party (PNC) parliamentary leader received overwhelming support and made his points clear to those who gathered.

He said the free education program is at its infant stage hence, the desired results will take time.

“The full potential of the Free Education Policy has not yet been reached”, said PM O’Neill.

“We are yet to see the fruits of this policy because it is at its infant stage.”

According to PM O’Neill, PNC will maintain its policies and move the country forward if its candidates get the desired numbers after polling despite the criticisms.

O’Neill made this statement during his campaign rally two days ago at Kewabi Village of Ialibu Pangia District in Southern Highlands province.

He says PNC’s policy of ‘free education and free health’ is the cornerstone of developing PNG’s next generation and securing the future.

Being challenged by 9 other candidates for the Ialibu Pangia seat, O’Neill is confident of returning, as polling looms.

“PNC will form the next Government”, reiterated O’Neill.

 O’Neill’s visit to the district is the 3rd during the campaign duration.

 

EMTV News Online   June 1, 2017

Parents and Guardians to Pay Extra Attention to their Children and Support them in their Studies because of the Election-Related Activities

 

Sixty nine thousand Grade 10 students will be expected to sit the Grade 10 Written Expression Examination in 301 Provincial High Schools and Secondary Schools nationwide on Thursday, 8 June, 2017.

The Secretary for Education, Dr Uke Kombra made this announcement today (31 May).

“All the Provincial Education Advisers, Provincial Examination Supervisors, Senior Secondary Schools’ Standards Officers, Guidance Officers, Principals, Head Teachers of all Provincial High Schools and Secondary Schools must be vigilant and security conscious of the confidentiality of the examination paper to avoid any form of malpractice that may compromise the examination results”, urged the Secretary for Education.

The Secretary appealed to the parents and guardians to pay extra attention to their children and support them in their studies because of the election related activities going on and is already affecting the attendance of many students and teachers.

Meanwhile, Dr Kombra wished the Grade 10 students in the country all the very best in their examination.

Post-Courier Newspaper May 31, 2017

Tertiary Students to borrow money [Interest-Free ] Themselves to Pay their School Fees

A tertiary education assistance fund will be established to support students whose parents are unable to pay for their tuition fees.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said his People’s National Congress Party will push for the funds establishment if it forms government in September.

He said the fund will be built on the Free Education Policy the Government has funded in the last 6 years.

“Also, we want to expand the program up to the tertiary education, we cannot only educate our kids up to year 12 and allow them to run around and do their own thing, which is what our system has been doing in the last 40 plus years,” O’Neill said on FM 100 Talk Back show on Thursday.

“So what we have to do is expand on it, and we have our team to look at some of the examples around the world, and we have come up with a new issue of establishing a ‘Government Endeavour Fund’.”

O’Neill side the fund will be independently managed and will be self-financing.

“If parents are unable to afford to send their kids to universities or technical colleges, their children can borrow the money themselves and will be interest free, and most flexible repayment term when they start working and earning income over their life time,” PM said.

“This means that they repay the original amount of money back to the fund and the fund will be able to educate future kids because the funds money are not been depleted.”

Loop PNG Charles Yapumi May 26, 2017 at 12.12 pm

 

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