Education Conference Underway

The Office oPNG Vision 2050 has initiated a conference that is currently underway atthe University of Goroka.

Withthe attendance of stakeholders from various sectors of society both in PNG and abroad,the conference aims to provide recommendations to Government for the establishment ofthe National Curriculum & Assessment Monitoring Authority.

The 3-day conference includes panel discussions around issues of youth and school dissatisfaction, curriculum, assessments, standards and quality assurance.

The conference is being co-sponsored bythe University of Goroka, Office of Higher Education andthe National Department of Education.

Treasurer and Acting Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology Don Polye was in Goroka yesterday to deliver a message to presenters and participants including parents.

Research and real experiences of educational institutions from primary through to technical, vocational and higher education are all being represented atthe conference.

The first day, though delayed by morning showers, got off to a good startowith an emphasis to deliver key recommendations tothe Office of Vision 2050.

The conference will end today, but deliberations will be collated through a proceedings publication to ensure key recommendations are documents for the Government.

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