The Education sector today took part in witnessing the handover of the Education Minister’s office at the Papua New Guinea Education Institute.
Outgoing Minister James Marape welcomed the new Minister for Education and Member for Gumini, Nick Kuman, in a small ceremony witnessed by senior officers and staff of the Education department, teachers, students and the media.
Minister Marape gave his final speech today as the acting Minister for Education, before giving over the office to the new Minister for Education Nick Kuman.
He acknowledged the appointment of the New Minister saying that the O’Niell Dion Government have done well in choosing an experienced politician who will take the department to a new level.
Marape added that the department had come a long way and has, and still is contributing to the nation.
He thanked development partners and stakeholders for their support in his time as the Education Minister, and urged everyone to work together.
The new Education Minister acknowledged Minister Marape and his efforts as the acting Education Minister and says he will further these by placing more efforts to go hand in hand with the level of resources, timely and scheduled implementation, reporting and accountability.
He also added that continued efforts will be put into planning and ensuring that elementary and primary schools are established at each wards and districts, and secondary and vocational schools are established at each district.
The community college concept will replace the current vocational centers, one technical and business college at each province and one national polytechnic at each region providing links to University education.
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