EDUCATION on White Ribbon Day includes the importance of women’s role, Education Secretary Dr Michael Tapo says.
He said this during the Milne Bay National Broadcasting Corporation’s provincial talkback show yesterday in Alotau when asked about the department’s role on gender-based violence.
“Education can be used as a tool to ensure that the boy/girl relationship is important and a woman’s role in the society is important as the male role,” he said.
Tapo and other members of the National Education Board were in the province for their meetings.
Tapo said the board was a supreme body in policy making for the education sector and its role was to ensure that the curriculum used in schools was used to address gender-based violence.
“All boys and girls have equal rights and they must be supported in their individual roles in the Papua New Guinean society,” Tapo said.
The board’s alternate member representing women and the civic society, Nellie McClay took the opportunity to congratulate and commend Governor Titus Philemon, administrator and other leaders in Milne Bay for leading a campaign on gender-based violence.
The board agenda this week will include the annual report, compulsory education, information and communication technology, the education management information system and the upgrading of teachers’ programmes at the Pacific Adventist University, among others. The national
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