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December 5, 2021

Free Education Policy Affects Rural School in Enga Province

Teachersat Monokam Primary inthe Enga Province, saythe free education policy needs more classrooms in order for it to be effective.

With an average of sixty students’in a class, more resources are needed to teachthem.

Education is one of many neglected services- school buildings being a good example, built inthe colonial era which barely remain standing today.

A teacher, Cathy Kandato, says infrastructure developments haven’t been provided bythe government inorder to cater for the Free Education Policy that demands more fromthem.

“The number of students’are too much in one classroom we have about 60 students’in a classroom,” she said.

The teachers wantthe government to sort out issues of teaching resources as well as general incentives to helpthem to dotheir job.

“The problems I face in teaching students’here are countless,” said Teacher Thomas Jackson.

He saidthe teachers are doing allthey can to carry out all concepts ofthe systems handed down fromthe government.

Similar problems are also facing schools in urban areas such as Lae City.

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