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Education Secreatry: Literacy a concern

The Secretary for Education, Dr, Uke Kombra said eradication illiteracy and innumeracy is everyone’s responsibility and not just the government’s.

More effort is required from every sector of the community to raise the level of literacy in PNG.

The St. Mary’s Catholic Literacy School in Lae is an organization that helps underprivileged children to know how to read and write.

The school ended the National Literacy Week today on the theme, “Quality Literacy, Quality Life”.

According to the 2010 PNG Household Income and Expenditure Survey Report, there is an increase in the national youth literacy rate.

There is a lot of young people and adults in the country who are eager to be educated.

The St. Mary’s Catholic Literacy School in Lae, is an institution established 10 years ago. This school assists young people to be able to read and write.

The vision for literacy in PNG, consistent with the National Literacy Policy is that education should not exclusively be perceived as a passport to a paid job.

Education or to be literate is about empowerment life so that learners acquire cognitive and productive lives.

Just like this young people here. They come from different backgrounds, with different stories to tell.

The government is doing its part in giving quality education to the children with the Tuition Fee Free policy.

But not all children can find a space in schools. With the help of such organisations, young people can be educated.


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