THE Tari Hope Institute in Hela is to have a branch in Goroka.
The undertaking was made last week during Prime Minister James Marape’s visit to Kabiufa in Goroka, when he was visiting political rallies.
Businessman and independent candidate Albert Wamiri invited Marape to Kabiufa, where he spent his upper secondary schooling years, and, in an unplanned move, surprised him with land to build the school.
POLICE in East New Britain have arrested and charged a man with causing grievous bodily harm to a teacher.
Police said Dickson Kalo, 25, from Olaipun village in the Central-Inland Pomio local level government (LLG) area of Pomio allegedly attacked a school teacher and slashed his hand and knee with a bush knife.
According to police commander Chief Insp Joseph Tabali, the incident occurred on Aug 6 between 7am and 9am at Palmalmal in Pomio.
Police alleged that the victim was a primary school head teacher at one of the schools in Pomio.
According to police reports, the victim was at his house getting ready for class when he saw a drunkard walking into the school premises with a bush knife.
Police in Kokopo have stumbled upon an all-boys group numbering up to 81 students from various schools in East New Britain who are believed to be part of a cult movement. Seventy-four students have been charged with loitering and were released on K100 bail each, while six who were charged with being in possession of illicit spirits and homebrew were released on K400 bail each, and one found to be in possession of a dangerous drug was detained and locked up. “We were unable to process them and charge for being involved in a cult because there is no clear law on that and they were also drunk,” provincial police commander Chief Inspector Joseph Tabali said yesterday. Chief Insp Tabali said this was despite ongoing awareness by education and police against cult activities since last year and was disappointed that school managements and parents have failed to drive home these messages.
On the eve of the 45th Independence Day anniversary in Papua New Guinea the goveror of the Enga Province Chief Sir Peter Ipatas opened the five new biuldings at the Highland Lutheran International School at Amapyaka, Enga Province.
The new biuldings were (1) the 2-storey office and administration complex values K1.6 million, (2) a 50 roomed 2-storey girl's dormitory with matrol's built-in self contained unit with a cost of K1.2 million, (3) a 9 in 1 K-8 class complex, (4) a 3 in 1 Science laboratory for Biology, Pysics and Chemistry classrooms with storage offices, and (5) a 4-unit guest roomed residence for visitors.
There was no monetary figure placed for all these new biuldings since some work needs to be done in one or two of these biuldings but the estimate could be over K5 million. The Enga Provincial Government directly funded the office complex and the girl's dormitory.
PROFESSOR Father Philip Gibbs has been appointed the new president of the Divine Word University from Jan 1, 2021.
He is currently the university’s deputy president.
University council chairperson Archbishop Dr Douglas Young announced the decision in a letter dated Sept 16.
Prof Gibbs from New Zealand who came to PNG in 1973 is a social researcher and academic.
He is also a Catholic missionary holding a doctorate in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome and a master of business administration from DWU, plus other postgraduate and undergraduate qualifications.
Education Commentary By Michael Unage
Independence celebrations over. Next concern for students and their parents is the final exam for grades 10 and 12. Despite being a difficult year, we wish them all the best and hope they perform well.
I have seen notices of coaches trying to assist students, especially in some subject areas. This is commendable. On the other hand, one school has offered lucrative prices, if their students reached the top 100 positions in the national exam rating, even a vehicle for the top 3 positions. However, personally I have reservations on such enticement.
In such a situation facing students, some of us wish that the examination committee should relax questions out of fear that the majority may score well below average. This wish might not be granted, as there are standard criteria in assessments.
Papua New Guinea PARLIAMENT has passed the Joint Forces College of Papua New Guinea Bill 2020 which will now enable the establishment of the institution.
Defence Minister Saki Soloma told Parliament that the purpose of the Bill was to provide for the establishment and incorporation of the Joint Forces College of PNG and to repeal the Joint Services College of PNG.
He said the idea of re-establishing the tri-discipline joint services college, now to be renamed Joint Forces College (JFC), had long been in the PNG Defence Force’s plan.
SCHOOLS in the nation’s capital are operating normally although there are not enough funds coming from the Government, an official says.
Acting National Capital District education secretary Sam Lora said there was a funding shortage in schools but administrations and principals were to coping with the Covid-19 measures and keeping their schools open.
Some schools in NCD have raised concerns on the challenges they were facing, especially in following the Covid-19 measures but were doing their best with the limited tuition fee free (TFF) grants.
Wapenamanda came alive today at the primary school grounds when Enga Governor Chief Sir Peter Ipatas was on hand to officially open 4 in 1 staff accommodation, double classroom containing both Library and Computer Lab and a staff house.
School Head Teacher Mr Kurai Piuk was just filled word of thanks for his board of management (BOM) for the school. He said that a teacher must sleep in a good house and teach the children. Knowing this at heart the BOM set aside some funds from their TFF funds as well as charging project fees annually to the students which led to the completion of the 4 in 1 staff house which cost at K450,000.
A residential hall at the University of Papua New Guinea went up in flames this afternoon.
The damage caused by the fire is worth K10, 000.
The single building of Veari village residential hall on main campus belongs to a male warden, but is not occupied.
Fire trucks from Waigani fire service responded to the situation and tried desperately to contain the flames, but the building burnt down to ashes.
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