The National Government’s Policy on standardized education has come into effect this year.
It is aimed at reducing the number of drop outs by keeping them in school until grade 12.
The policy is piloted by Waigani Christian School in the Nation’s Capital.
The Waigani Christian School has registered the first batch of 500 students to trial the new government policy.
They are students from schools within NCD, who missed out on selections.
This follows the announcement made by the then Acting Education Minister, James Marape last year.
He said there will be no more Grade 8 drop outs.
All students will exit only in Grade 12.
If successful, the policy will be rolled out nationwide in the next few years.
As much as Waigani Christian School wants to implement the policy, they are faced with the burden of shortage of facilities to successfully implement it.
It currently has 28 classrooms and requires another 12 for the years ahead.
There is no library, science and computer lab for the students.
Director of the school, Benjamin Mul, is concerned this may have an adverse effect.
He says, the Education Department is aware of the situation but is yet to assist the school with funding.
He has spent K25 million so far to build the classrooms and he urged the government and donor partners, to assist.
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