THE education system in PNG is still a failure given that children who enter secondary education cannot speak or write good English, a community leader says.
Tom Lancan, who is a community leader from Tatana Village, Central, made that remark following the opening of Buk Bilong Pikinini (BBP) library in his village.
He said the role the library played in laying the foundation to educate at an early stage was important in providing quality education.
He thanked BBP and its donors for establishing the 15th library at Tatana, which was opened last week.
“We are thankful for this library which will be a relief to the school’s needs as it will improve literacy of our children at an early stage of our children’s upbringing.”
He said: “The Tatana Elementary and Primary School has no library, lack good teachers due to shortage of accommodation. The classrooms are overcrowded with Elementary being worst with a teacher-student ratio of 1 to 75. Simply it is because there is no classroom for them and that has been ongoing.
He added that the free education policy for the government allowed all children access to schools but must be complimented with the required infrastructure or the policy would be worthless.
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