News Bytes for 7th August, 2014

“TRAINEE TEACHERS”Bridgette Komatep


Starting next year, the government plans to build 2 teachers’ houses and two double classrooms in all 89 districts across the country.

Education Minister Nick Kuman said apart from improving school infrastructure, the department is awaiting the report from the Special Parliamentary Committee which was set up to investigate teachers’ working conditions, including salary and welfare.

Also, trainee teachers will now have to register to get their file number on graduation days. 





The Morobe provincial government will be allocating K500, 000 for by-elections for two LLGs in the Bulolo district. 


The electoral commission last week asked the Morobe provincial government to fund the Buang and Wau Urban LLG by-elections to which Governor Kelly Naru agreed. 


The seats were left vacant after the death of Buang LLG President Sam Sakai in 2013 and the Wau Town Mayor early this year.




An academic says there has to be more research done in order to see tangible developments in Papua New Guinea.

Lydia Yalambing is encouraging more Papua New Guinean students to embark on academic research to provide options for decisions makers.


Past experience has shown that a lot of research done over the years has achieved limited results. 



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