Church Fails College

The Moderator of the United Church in PNG, Reverend Bernard Siai says the church and the Government should revisit the state and church partnership agreement of 1972 by the Education Act Division, to share responsibilities into teacher training.

He expressed his disappointment with the United Church for not assisting church runned institutions, especially the only United Church Teacher Training Institution, Gaulim Teachers College in the East New Britain Province.


The Gaulim Teachers college has not received much assistance from the church since established.


Launched 45 years ago, the institution is on the brink of closure, however, changes are gradually taking place.


During the opening of the collage’s new administration building, Rev. Bernard Siai, Moderator of the United Church in PNG, expressed the need for the church and the education department to revisit the partnership agreement, and make amends so that the church and the state can both benefit from the agreement and act responsibly.


He apologized to the Government on behalf of the church for not doing its part to build the infrastructure of its schools, aid posts, and especially that of Gaulim.


Rev Siai is now calling on the United church and its members to come together

and help rebuild the institution and other church owned establishments.

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