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Morobe’s Education Reform beginning at Early Education

The Senior Education officers and public servants of Morobe met yesterday in Lae to launch the Education Reform in the province.

The concept was recently introduced to help students to read, write and speak better English at an early age.

This aims to bring quality Education to Early Childhood Care and Education, then to Elementary, Primary and Secondary Schools.

In attendance were Senior Education Officers and Public Servants including Morobe Governor, Ginson Saonu.

Over 20 years, Morobe Province has performed poorly in terms of general education performance. The Province is rated fifth compared to other provinces in the country.

It has also become clear that university students still find it difficult to write and speak better English.

The Outcome-Based Curriculum (OBC) was ruled out by O’Neil-Dion government because it was regarded as a failed system.

Standards-Based Curriculum (SBC) that replaced the OBC had high expectations for change and improvements to children’s academic performances.

The recently introduced education reform in the province will ensure that children as young as 2 years old are able to read, write and speak better English before they continue to Elementary, Primary and Secondary schools.

Governor Saonu said the concept will be introduced to the 9 districts of Morobe and the 33 local level governments.

The Governor said English will be treated as a subject on its own and is to start from Early Childhood Education until it reach secondary, FODE and TVET.

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