Educators are being challenged to be good examples to thosethey teach and interact with each day.
This challenge was directed tothem duringthe three-day National Education Conference in Goroka, Eastern Highlands.
The conference took place atthe University of Goroka. It was attended by teachers, lecturers and many thers ofthe education fraternity.
Learned educationists talked aboutthe techniques of imparting knowledge to students’effectively, by engagingthem in practical activities, which was just as important as teachingthem inthe classroom.
However, one group of speakers took a different approach tothe everyday teacher to student learning.
Whatthey discussed leaned more towards howthe environment within a learning institution influences students’rsquo; ethical and moral behaviour.
Educators were challenged to be better role models in this regard.
They were told that young people needed disciplined educators who had good work ethics and lLeadersip qualities to be able to articulate similar qualities outsidethe learning institution.
Meantime, local entrepreneurs were giventhe opportunity to selltheir merchandise duringthe course ofthe conference.
Amongthem was Kongo Coffee, a local coffee grower and manufacturing entity.Interestingly, Kongo coffee’s owner was a teacher, before he ventured intothe coffee business.
Representttative David Marena was happy to promotethe productogiving participants a taste oPNG’s very own locally made coffee.