The Higher Education Minister Delilah Gore said in Lae yesterday that the education policies in the country have let most of the students down.
Minister Gore’s comment comes in response to the number of school leavers, leaving school without finding jobs.
She says the commission of higher education will revisit old education policies and create new ones to address problems such as high number of school dropouts.
The forum hosted by the commission of higher education at 10 mile just outside of Lae, brought together a group of thinkers.
They gathered as part of their annual meet to discuss issues affecting mostly tertiary institutions in the country.
Present among the group was the higher education minister Delilah Gore who spoke about plans to open more university centres in the country.
It’s a plan which she thinks might help address the problem of the increasing number of students who are being dropped out of schools every year.
The thoughts put together in the meeting will go a long way in what would become the next step ijn achieving quality education.
In the PNG tertiary education level, over the last ten years, blame has been levelled against the then Outcome Based Education System in schools that left many students producing poor results.
The reform changed in the early 1990’s was meant to allow more students to go to school. But the result produced by students at the end of grade 10 and 12, don’t appear to be compelling enough to secure them a space in tertiary institutions.
The higher education Minister says old ways used by the education system have ceased to work.
This means the current Higher Education System had to revisited so that it caters to the future need of the education sector, such as the growing number of students missing out on tertiary education every year.