Questions are now raised on how a privately owned Flexible learning institution has been operating in a government premises in Lae.
Sources who wished to remain anonymous, want the Provincial Government to clarify this.
They said, the institution is not part of the Lae Community College, or the Flexible Open Distance Education centre.
How the Flexible Open Distance Education Tutorial Program managed to get classrooms and buildings that belong to the existing Lae Community College, remains a question that needs to be answered by Provincial authorities.
With the college itself in dire need of funding support from provincial and national governments, the FODE Tutorial program was given K1million by the Morobe Provincial government.
It will also receive a million kina every year from the provincial government, for the next nine years.
The two recognized FODE institutions in Lae are the Immanuel Lutheran School, and the Lae community college which provides correspondence booklets, and also classes for grades 9 and 10.
The FODE Tutorial program is a new concept which started in Goroka some years back, however it can’t branch out to other Eastern Highlands districts due to little financial assistance.
The Morobe Provincial Government has also committed to build a library for the institution in the same premises where the Lae community college, and FODE centre are.
Concerned Lae citizens, have told EMTV, that this should be a longtime commitment to the Lae community college and FODE centre, and how is it justified, to come up with the FODE tutorial program now.
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