Outcome-Based Education System Not Working

Whilst talks are underway to do away with the controversial Outcome-Based Education System in 2015, the system continues to fail students in the Kairuku Hiri electorate.

Deputy Head Mistress Bernadette Aoae, from the Deboismenu and Wama Primary and Elementary Schools, said this curriculum is not producing results yet has still been used for some 10 years.


Mrs Aoae said a lack of teaching aids and stationary for students has made a great struggle to get through every year.


The Deboismenu Primary and Wama Elementary schools are just an hour’s drive from Port Moresby.


Located in the Ward 16 and 17 LLGs in the Kairuku Hiri electorate, it is a Catholic agency school.


The school has implemented the Outcome Based Education system since its’ introduction in year 2000.


There are now talks by the national government to do away with the controversial system in 2015.


Teachers in this school said this system must be done away with immediately as it continues to fail students.


Mrs Aoae said with the lack of teaching materials and students’ stationary, it is a great struggle.


she’said with the increase of annual student numbers, due to the economic activities in the electorate, the school is in dire need of a facelift and stationary for teachers and students.


Yesterday, officers from the Office of Member for Goilala visited the school and presented a cheque of K10, 000; K5, 000 each for the primary and elementary schools.


However, this fund is to subsidize school fees for Goilala students only.


Despite this, the staff and students carried out a wonderful welcome and provided fulfilled entertainment.


Mrs Aoae and her colleagues called on all concerned authorities to help them as soon as possible.

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