THE Catholic Education Secretary Mr. Patrick Karum has called on the people and the leaders of East Sepik Province to go back to its good days in education.
“Our Province used to be one of the best in its education system however this has deteriorated over the years and I for one would like to know what is missing and causing this,” said Mr. Karum.
Mr. Karum said that he is not going against anyone but he is calling on all responsible party to wake up, take the ownership and start to address the issue instead of passing the bark around.
His comments were supported by the Maprik District Education Advisor Mr. Rex Alimaka during the opening of the new four in one classroom at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School last week Thursday.
Mr. Alimaka said that the old buildings in the province is not conducive and in this case, for learning and we should look at the leadership of people such as the Member for Maprik Open Hon. John Simon and the Maprik Town Mayor Hon. Paul Dingu to improve our education system in the province.
“Since 2012, we have seen about three quarter of the Maprik improved in its infrastructure and I congratulate our MP for getting up and taking the initiative in improving the education system in Maprik. And I also thank the mayor Mr. Dingu and the Deputy Governor of East Sepik Province and the President for Maprik/Wora Hon. Ian Samuel for their visions and dreams for the steps taken to move forward,” said Mr. Alimaka.
He said that Maprik has far better buildings than the other districts the Province and with the kind of initiative taken by the school, there is sure to be more of these improvements in the future, thus improving the education system.
“The buildings also costs a lot of money and hard work to see it completed so I appeal to the students, staff and the community to take care of it as it will continue to benefit the district in the long run,” said Mr. Alimaka.
The Maprik District Education Inspector Mr. Peter Kago added that it is a pride for the school and the district because schools are competing every day.
Mr. Kago said that students need to utilize the building properly to equip our children with skills and knowledge as we need well educated students with good attitudes to improve the education system.
“Maprik will become the model district under the leadership of our leaders because we have gone through hardship to see this building and we will continue to face hardships to see improvements in our education system,” said Mr. Kago.
He also encouraged the parent to make use of the opportunities that has been provided by the Government and the Churches and other agencies.
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