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Kuman Confident Of Growth In Education

Source: Post-Courier

 

BY JERRY SEFE 

Education Minister Nick Kuman is confident that the education sector is rapidly advancing due to the government’s firm commitment.

Mr Kuman said this last week when wishing the Grade 10s around the country “best of luck” in their national exams while acknowledging the government’s firm support with the tuition fee free (TFF) policy over the years.

He said the continuing commitment of the government is reflected in the “follow-on national education plan” (NEP) which builds on the many successes that the government has achieved in education in recent years, as well as learning from its mistakes.

“The NEP provides a roadmap for implementing the government’s commitment by providing education and training in technical and vocational skills that are essential for human development and building the nation,” Mr Kuman said.

The minister also said the focus today is to ensure that all the people of Papua New Guinea have the opportunity to have access to education and training that they are entitled to as citizens.

“Papua New Guineans must not be left out on education because of various contributing factors such as age groups, everyone is entitled to education and learning does not stop there,” he said.

“Basically our point and focus is on improving quality of education standard and take into account of widespread consultation as well gender equality which is a cross-cutting issue reflected in the plan all for a positive outcome of quality leaning.”

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Govt To Continue Focus On Education

Teach Your Child Positively At Home Before Sending Them To School, For First Learning Takes Place At Home. 

 

 

BY LYNETTE KIL of Post-Courier

As long as there is a government under the leadership of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill it will continue to give priority to education. 

 
Education Minister Nick Kuman made this remark during the launching of the tuition fee free policy component of teaching and learning materials at the Port Moresby National High school on Friday.

 
“A lot of critics have negative thoughts on free education most considered as a “political gimmick” but the government has proved them wrong.

 
“Government policy as far as health and education is concerned, will continue to see an investment every year, and that education will feature prominently in the budget,” Mr Kuman said.

 
He urged parents and stakeholders to participate in sharing the government responsibility in enhancing the education of young people.

 
“I call upon the parents, you must not take a step backward and expect government to shoulder all the responsibility, there are a lot more things that you as a parent can do to enhance the education of our children.

 
“In terms of content teacher training, I have been challenging the teachers trainer providers, both Teachers colleges and University of Goroka to ensure that the teachers trained in the institutions must be content oriented,” Mr Kuman said.

 
He acknowledgded the government’s commitment for the last five years, this saw a growth in the number of students and also increased number in female enrollment, which is the government’s achievement in seeing girls getting educated.

 
Mr Kuman warned schools and the teachers that the materials are not for sale and must be given to all children. He said 300 containers containing teaching and learning materials, component of the TFF for the 22 provinces is at the Port Moresby wharf.

Women Applaud O’Neill

 

BY YOMBI KEP of Post-Courier 

Women from the Peoples National Congress (PNC) party have come out to thank the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill for his concern in seriously addressing the issue of women representation in the 10th National Parliament.

 
PNC Party women who had gathered in Port Moresby, said they supported the Prime Minister in his idea of having one male governor and one female governor but elected by everyone in each province and the implication that it will have from the current parliament of 111 members of Parliament to 133.

 
“We, the party women, are proud of our party leader and prime minister, who is open-minded about women’s role in the development of Papua New Guinea,” said Kathy Tom, a member of the ruling party.

 
“PNC will create history in the world when it takes a bold step to pass law to ensure with certainty the representation of women from the provinces through the women who would be elected as Governors.”

 
The group said they understand that there is a lot of work to be done but they are ready and willing to work with the prime minister to make this a reality before the next General Election in 2022.

PNG’s Time To Shine

 

Source: Post-Courier

 

The time to shine for Pepsi PNG Men’s and Women’s National Basketball Teams is now, according to Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) Chief Executive.

 

Officer and men’s head coach Joel Khalu.

 

Papua New Guinea is one of four competing countries in the 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup presented by Paradise Beverages, which is being held this week at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre.

 

Games commence at 1pm today and Khalu said PNG teams are ready for the challenge.

 

“We have so many things in our favour for this tournament,” Khalu said.

 

“Firstly, we’re playing at home, on our home court in front of our family, friends and fans. If we can replicate a similar atmosphere to that of the 2015 Pacific Games, that’s going to be a huge advantage.”

 

“Secondly, our preparation has been terrific. Our athletes are in good shape and that’s thanks to the hard work that the High-Performance strength and conditioning team have put in with them over the last 10-weeks.”

 

“Finally, it’s probably the most contact training time that coaches have had with national teams leading into an international event, so a lot more has been achieved on-court.”

 

The Pepsi PNG Women’s National Team open their tournament against Fiji at 3pm today (Sept 27), while the Pepsi PNG Men’s National Team take on the Solomon Islands tonight at 7pm.

APEC To Open Doors For PNG Bilum Industry

September 26, 2017.

BY JERRY SEFE of Post – Courier 

Photo Courtesy of Alamy Stock Photo

 

 

Since Papua New Guinea’s APEC 2018 Coordination is on track to deliver its target outline, businesses are also preparing to gain direct benefits and long term business opportunities from the event.

 

 

Unlike other business organizations in the country the PNG Jaukae Bilum Products and Goroka Bilum Cooperative are calling on the national government to make the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)  leaders summit an avenue to recognize and establish a Bilum Industry in the country.

 

 

The call was made by Florence Jaukae Kamel, Managing Director and Principal Artist of the Jaukae Bilum Products and Founder of Goroka Bilum Weavers Cooperative and Goroka Bilum Festival.

 

 

Kamel said Papua New Guinea Bilum Industry is one of the least growing industries that require government attention to establish proper market venues for the 80 percent of PNG women who sell their products.

 

 

“I believe the APEC will open doors for us and the government to recognize what we are doing as a way forward in creating more employment opportunities, improve living standards and ultimately alleviate poverty in PNG communities” Kamel said.

 

 

She said APEC will highlight a variety of opportunities that the business sector can adapt to capitalize on and Bilum which is one of the country’s very own pride and product must be given an opportunity.

 

 

Kamel said she was also advised that the direct benefits for businesses in PNG will go to the private sector according to the APEC committees and either way a Bilum Industry must be established.

 

 

“We have done our best by showcasing PNG bilums in a variety of products that have captured global attention while traveling the world and it is time our government make a stand with us” she said.

 

 

“Businesses throughout the country can expect to find a wide range of opportunities in the lead-up to APE leaders’ summit over the years and it is a must that the country has its very own bilum industry by then”.

 

 

“The Industry once established will be generating revenue for the country while changing the phase of local bilum and fashion designers to join the industry and help grow with the outside business-world”.

Challenging The Next Generation Of Lawyers

 

Source: Post-Courier

 

 

Seventy-three lawyers at the Papua New Guinea Legal Training Institute (LTI) now have the skills to pursue careers in commercial practice after undergoing a week’s training in Commercial Advocacy. 

Now in its fifth year, the Commercial Advocacy course, which is the brainchild of Papua New Guinea’s Chief Justice, Sir Salamo Injia, is delivered by a team of barristers from Queensland led by The Honourable, Justice John Logan RFD, of the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea as part of the Papua New Guinea-Australia partnership.

 

The course is designed to strengthen legal and advocacy skills including applying to the court for injunctions, drafting letters of advice and pleadings, responding to discovery applications and preparing for trials.

 

Part of the course also includes training on the Papua New Guinea criminal law (the Papua New Guinea Criminal Code is based on the Queensland Criminal Code).

 

Over five days, the students were introduced to the fundamentals of commercial litigation before testing their advocacy skills in mock court exercises.

 

The need for this training was driven by the increasing volume and complexity of commercial cases being conducted in Papua New Guinea, many of which are conducted by expatriate lawyers.

 

Speaking at the close of the LTI’s Commercial Advocacy Course recently, the Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Hon. Davis Steven, challenged trainees to make a difference and thanked the Australian Government for sharing Papua New Guinea’s vision of a thriving legal profession in a democratic and prosperous nation.

 

Australian High Commission Counsellor Gina Wilson, congratulated students on completing the course.

 

“The Papua New Guinea-Australia supports the LTI.  Commercial law is not just an exciting career path; it plays a vital role in encouraging economic investment and development,” she said.

 

Almost 500 students have completed the course since 2013.

Let’s Go PNG!

Source: Post-Courier

 

 

Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae and Prime Minister Peter O’Neill are urging rugby league-mad Papua New Guineans to join them and barrack for PNG Hunters in their maiden grand final appearance in Australia this weekend.

The two leaders sent their well wishes yesterday to the Hunters as well as the Prime Minister’s XIII, who will clash with Australia’s Prime Minister’s XIII in Port Moresby tomorrow.

About 4000 Papua New Guineans will be watching the Hunters v Sunshine Coast Falcons at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday in a bid to win Queensland’s state competition – their first ever rugby league title.

 

Papua New Guineans living and working in Australia are making their way to the Suncorp Stadium to watch the game.

 

Members of Parliament, businessmen and women, and supporters have started arriving in Brisbane, including an Air Niugini charter from Port Moresby, for the clash.

 

Vice-regal Sir Bob expressed his best wishes to the PNG Hunters on Sunday and the PNG XIII who play at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby tomorrow.

 

“You are an inspiration to our young and old alike, that no matter where they are in our country, and whatever they do, be it in sports, business or community service, they too can have an impact on the international scene and make our nation proud,” Sir Bob Dadae said.

 

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, who is in the US, will not be present when the Hunters take on the Falcons, but he has sent his highest regards and best wishes for the team.

 

“Ever since the PNG Hunters were admitted to the Queensland Rugby League’s Intrust Cup competition in 2014, the team has represented Papua New Guinea, and our national sport, rugby league, in the best spirit of the game and our nation,” Mr O’Neill said.

 

The PNG Hunters has dominated the Queensland state competition this year, winning the minor premiership, and captain Ase Boas, the best and fairest.

 

If the Hunters win on Sunday, their journey won’t be over. “They’ll play the winner of the New South Wales competition, in yet another match that’s sure to stop a nation,” Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported yesterday.

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