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June 15, 2021

Angoram District Challenges Tuition Fee Free Policy

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Angoram District in the East Sepik Province is challenging the tuition fee free policy after carrying out surveys which found ghost schools in the system.

As a result, the district is now calling on the Department of Education to revisit this policy and stem the flow of money to these ghost schools.


Angoram district has the largest land mass and population in the East Sepik Province, with five local level governments and 194 schools.


According to reports from the survey, schools are still rundown despite the tuition fee free policy monies being paid. 


A report showed that there was lack of accountability in the tuition fee free money in the schools.


The report was compiled last month and presented to the Task Force Team in the Education Department yesterday.


Mr Ume, Executive Officer of the Task Force Team, thanked Angoram District for the well-documented report.


Member for Angoram, Honourable Salio Waipo, thanked the government for the free education policy on behalf of his people.


The Task Force Team was sanctioned by the National Executive Council for accurate data in reporting to the government.


All districts who have not reported back are asked to submit their reports.


Meanwhile, only 73 districts in the country have completed and handed in their reports.


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