By Stanley Ove Jr – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Opposition leader, Don Polye, has lashed out on the move by the National Government to phase out Grades eight and ten exams in the coming years.
Polye said the proposal did not compliment well with the views from the Opposition on education development, as it is untimely and raw.
He said in the wake of limited spaces in tertiary institutions, upper secondary schools will not be able to absorb the increase in enrolment of Grade 12 students in 2017.
He said the Government must be responsible in planning for a more effective implementation of this move.
Polye said the Opposition believes in a policy of skill industry growth, where sustainable employment is the way forward in improving education standards.
He said the Government must build more tertiary institutions if they want more students to further their education.