by Colleen Barilae – EM TV News, Lae
Standard officers in Morobe have closely evaluated the Read PNG Program for its effectiveness in schools.
The standard officers are evaluating the program to make sure students are receiving enough information from the resources provided.
This is to ensure the level of literacy in the country is improved.
This week, standard officers in Lae will be visiting Morobe schools to monitor the progress of its literacy program.
The purpose of the reading program initiated by the Education Department is to improve students’ literacy skills.
25 classes at the St. Pauls Primary School in Lae have been given 60 reading books each.
Some of the classes in the St. Pauls School have more than 60 students in the classroom.
The students said that they like the small library that has been fitted inside their classrooms.
With the limited number of books distributed to each class, some of the teachers at the schools visited say more books are needed for a particular class.
The government’s TFF policy has enrolled a lot of students per class and resources are scarce to cater for all of them.
The Read PNG Program funded by the World Bank has been rolled out at most primary schools within Lae since April this year.