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July 26, 2021

Education A Priority

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With the O’Neill-Dion Government’s tuition free education policy, the teacher to student ratio sees more students to a teacher in the classroom.

Also, the teaching resources and facilities are some of the things considered as priority and need urgent attention.


Member for Moresby North East, Labi Amaiu, utilized his DSIP funds to build classrooms in his electorate. One of the classrooms opened recently, was the St. Peters Channel Elementary School double classroom building in Port Moresby. 


Local MP, Labiu Amaiu, in his five year development plan, stated clearly the priority areas, including Education topping the list.


Amaiu who is also the vice sports minister acknowledged the fund provided by the government and would like to see it put into good use.


With ever increasing budget allocated every year for education, the priority now lies with the relevant authorities to issue funds to all the schools within their vicinity.   


Recently, the Higher Education Minister, Delilah Gore received overwhelming support from the parliament to reform tertiary education in the country.


The bill passed on the parliament floor will create a legal and regulatory environment that encourages innovation and achievement; promotes quality, improves institutional and organizational accountability to the government and assists policy co-ordination between tertiary education, research, science and technology. 


The bill replaces the Higher Education Act 1983, which has not been substantially amended since it was introduced over 30 years ago. Young children who have a long way to go, will have access to quality education under a conducive environment in the near future. 


Amaiu has noted down all schools under his electorate and will pay a visit soon to see the progress of work to be carried out in schools that need urgent attention.


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