PAPUA NEW GUINEA needs to orientate its education system to facilitate development of “morally sound and principled person or people” in our communities. This would mean adoption of new curriculum for our schools and a whole new look in ways of teaching of our new generation. Parliament Speaker Theo Zurenuoc said this when officiating at the recent inaugural Enga Development Forum (EDF) at Amapyaka Highlands Lutheran International School near Wabag on Dec 19, 2013. “As I conclude, I wish to leave some of my thoughts and some challenges for you. Whilst we plan to continue to develop our province and nation we are faced with challenges. One of the biggest is corruption. Another is the general rise in lawlessness and disorder in our communities. “I believe that lack of strong moral and ethical values and principles in our people have contributed a great deal to this phenomenon. “The time has now come for the development of human resources to shift to another dimension. It (HRD) must encompass the development of peoples’ morale and ethical values because an individual’s appreciation of acceptable values and norms, determines the attitudes, behaviours, views, and perceptions of a person. “A question I wish to pose now is, how do we orientate our education system so that it can facilitate for the development of a morally sound and principled person or people? I am sure that the creation of an appropriate curriculum for the development of moral and ethical values will require you as intellectuals to search beyond the normal areas of reasoning and thinking. “It will require us to consider the ideological structures and fundamental belief systems that we have inherited and have embraced over time. Where do we derive sound values? “Furthermore, shouldn’t we derive our values from the Christian principles since we profess the Christian faith as ours in the Constitution? These are questions I leave with you,’’ the Parliament Speaker said at the forum.