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Teachers Raise Concerns Over Delay of Standard Based Curriculum Materials

Image: St.Mary’s Elementary School Teacher-in-Charge, James Rabin, preparing lessons on the chalkboard

Elementary School Teachers in Lae, Morobe, have raised concerns over the delay of Standard Based Curriculum materials which were supposed to be distributed to schools at the beginning of the year.

Minister for Education, Nick Kuman, and Secretary for Education Department conducted the official launching of the Standards Based Curriculum materials on the 25th of January this year in Port Moresby.

Some schools are still using the Outcome Based Curriculum to teach because of the delay with the SBC materials.

St. Mary’s Elementary School in Lae, Morobe, is one of many elementary schools in Lae, still teaching using the Outcome Based Curriculum.

The Teacher-in-Charge, James Rabin said the materials were supposed to reach all schools in Morobe in July last year, but that did not happen.

” We are still waiting for the materials,” said Mr. Rabin.

The Standard-Based Curriculum, which replaces the Outcome Based Curriculum, was rolled out in Morobe, after the training in June last year.

More than 400 elementary teachers in Lae attended the SBC training, and were supposed to implement the curriculum beginning this year.

The teachers are still waiting for the SBC materials.

EMTV News contacted the Assistant Secretary for Curriculum Development Division, Steven Tandale yesterday.

He said elementary schools in Morobe would receive their materials once the shipment for Daru in Western Province is completed next week.

The SBC teaching materials include syllabus and teachers guide for the four subjects, Maths, Language, English and Community and Culture.


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