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January 28, 2021

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The Morobe Provincial Government will develop a concept to preserve and promote its cultural traditions, through the education curriculum.

Governor Kelly Naru says the concept will allow the delivery of more local content in teaching and learning.

He says western influences have taken over our traditional ways, and before it fades, more promotion and preservation must be done. 

This week Mr Naru visited the Morobe stall, at the Festival Village in Port Moresby and presented funds to assists his people.

Morobe is PNG’s second largest province and Lae is the industrial city. It’s also rich in cultures, with 34 tribal and cultural groups and over 171 languages.

Mr Naru emphasized on the preservation and promotion of Morobe’s traditions, he believes is slowly replaced by modernization and lifestyle.

The Morobe Provincial Government is concerned; the future generation might lose their identity and will discuss with the Education Department, for the development of a more local content curriculum.

Another concern is the protection of our culture and traditions like stories, songs, myths and legends that requires a policy to be created by the National Government.



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