OBE Still Used in Morobe Schools

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By Colleen Barilae – EMTV News, Lae

Senior Standard officers at Morobe’s education department say the phased out Outcome Based Education is still being used at most of Morobe’s schools.

Morobe’s Senior Standard Officer for Primary Schools, Keith Tangui, said teachers are required to complete a cluster-training workshop before actually using the reintroduced standard based curriculum.

Most schools in Morobe are now into the beginning of a new academic year with OBE still taught in classrooms.

Morobe’s school standard officers are still waiting to offer training for many of its teachers in preparation to roll out the reintroduced standard based curriculum.

It follows a delay in the funding for a teacher-training workshop, that will allow the provincial education department to carry out training for Morobe teachers on the new learning system.

Keith Tangui says, so far elementary schools have completed their cluster training programs.

Last year, the government announced the Outcome Based education would not be used in public schools this year.

According to some of Morobe’s senior standard officers, the Education Department advised the provincial education that Morobe’s cluster training would have been completed between June and September last year.

Morobe schools have commenced classes, starting this week but some schools have confirmed they are still using the same subjects from last year.

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