THE education standard in East New Britain has dropped, according to an official.
Deputy provincial administrator Edward Lamur said in Kerevat, Gazelle district, recently statistics showed that there was only one school in the province that scored above 70% during national examinations while the rest scored below that.
Lamur said that indicated that stakeholders needed to do more to improve the standard of education in East New Britain.
For Gazelle district, the focus last year was on raising standards in the education sector. This is likely to continue this year.
District education officer Panuel Luana said English and Mathematics workshops were held in the district last year to raise the standard of education.
He said the district decided that the best way for a child to understand English was through phonics and to learn basic fundamental mathematics. The National
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