by Quinton Alomp –EM TV News, Port Moresby
Yangoru –Saussia MP, Richard Maru, has thrown his support behind the removal of grade eight and ten examinations, but said it has to be planned properly.
Mr Maru said the idea is good but it will also put a strain on high school teachers and school infrastructure.
He said countries like Australia and Great Britain have students going to grade 12 before sitting for examinations.
“So we are trying to be like the rest of the world,” he said.
However, he cautioned the government saying that the move will put a strain on the budget.
“So we need to plan it properly,” he said.
Speaking during the opening of four new classrooms and the grade eight graduations at Munji primary school in Yangoru on Wednesday, Mr Maru said high school teachers and classrooms will become overcrowded.
The district is now building the new West Yangoru high school near Nambari and Nindipole villages. The second high school will be built in the Numbo LLG.
Mr Maru said this will help accommodate the increasing number of students.