Agency Schools Plead For Fair Distribution Of TFF Funds

By Meleasie Goviro – EMTV News, Port Moresby

Agency run schools are pleading for the government to honor their commitment to providing tuition fee free education for all children.

While these schools are run by their respective agencies, they believe governments should be fair in the distribution of TFF funding in the light of the students’ rights as Papua New Guinean children.

They are complaining of the shortfalls their agencies have to continuously compensate for, due to the delay the in delivery of TFF funds.

Section head of the Carr Memorial Primary School, Jethro Rabie, said they receive only three quarters of the TFF funding annually and considered it unfair on their students, as opposed to students in government-run schools.

TFF funding deposited in their accounts can only partially cover the student population.

He asked the government to follow through with their commitment to providing tuition fee free education for all children.

Rabie said at the moment, the school is still charging Agency fees to be able to equally supply basic learning resources for the entire student body.

Despite the challenges they are met with on a daily basis, teachers remain committed to their duties with what they are given.

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