Education Talky by By James Males
Can the Education minister, Teaching Service Commission, PNGTA and the Salaries Office explain to the poor teachers why there has been a huge cut in our pay this payday.
Frankly speaking there is no teaching job satisfaction but we are sweating our gut for those amounts you are deducting. We are fucking teaching from 8am to 4pm. From then on busy marking test, etc papers and prepare lessons for the next day.
Its so ridiculous habit when it comes to PNG teachers across the nation that former PNGTA president and his executives had paid k10,000 fortnightly to pay hire cars while they were in the office. They have also misused thousands of kina over the last 15 years while in the office. The Newly elected PNGTA president Mr. Aita expressed this issue during the current conference here in port Moresby.
By Hon Richard Maru
Yangoru Saussia District's focus on delivering quality and accessible education is set to change with a long-term focus on providing high quality education starting in the foundation years of the early childhood of a child in the village.
The foundation for quality education is Early Childhood Learning (ECL) and at the village Elementary school. That’s why in Yangoru Saussia District, we invest in early childhood learning and elementary schools.
Last Thursday (02/07/20), I officially opened the double classroom at Kufar Elementary School, funded by the YSDDA at a cost of K 100,000.00.
THE KEY MESSAGES
The Tsak Valley Secondary School (TVSS) in Enga Province now has a fully functional offline eLibrary system. The digital library was funded by Mr Mark Yakka, who is the Chairman of TVSS.
The offline eLibrary at TVSS is first of its kind in the province. The system is offline and acts like internet but does not require internet connections.
The eLibrary contains thousands of educational contents including Wikipedia, text books, video lectures . PNG Grade 12, 10 and 8 National exam papers are also included on the server.
The SDCS stands for Student Data Collection System that is used by Schools throughout Papua New Guinea. It is the online version of the student Information Booklet (SIB). The system runs on a robust web based system hosted in a cloud. It is run by the PNG Education Department through the Measurement services Division (MSD) . The Education Department through MSD released manuals for this program to schools in the country and we got hold of one of those manuals on the program. We at Education News Center did a review on this program and also thanks to those teachers or schools who supplied us the information for our review. Below is our short review on the program.
Hello Balob Trs. College!
My name is David Ulg Ketepa and I am from a small village called Minimp, just ten minutes drive west of the city of Mount Hagen in the Hagen Central District of Western Highlands Province. I attended BTC from 1992-1994 after completing grade ten at Kombolopa High School in the W.H.P. I got two college offers and the second offer was from Madang Teachers College. However, I chose BTC over Madang because I am a Lutheran…lol…and you know what that means…hahahah…
Back then we had some hard working, very committed and God fearing staff in the likes of Mr. Kiane Towandong (Principal). Mr. Jonh Larandloloa, Mr. Henry Kapao, Mr. Fred Koasu, Mr. Ko’ou, Mr. Bonny Sununga, Mr. Kingston Alu, Mr. Paul Hamadi, Mrs. Hamadi, Ps. Jim Bital, Ps. Siawong, Mr. Kumed, and many others…We also had wonderful volunteer missionaries from the USA. We had some very good people with some great support during my three years at BTC. I applaud their tireless efforts in teaching me and my other colleagues. They did really good. While at BTC, I learnt a lot of things and some are still stuck with me even to this day…after 26 years of leaving BTC (1994-2020).
A COURT has ordered the University of Goroka (UoG) council to reinstate former pro-vice-chancellor Dr Teng Waninga, after it found that the council’s decision to terminate him was unlawful and declared it null and void.
The National Court found that the council’s action was illegal and there were errors of law committed in the decision-making process, resulting in the council’s decision of March 26 to terminate him.
Justice David Cannings, on Tuesday, ruled that there was a breach of natural justice and illegality involved in the decision.
CHILDREN should receive early childhood education (ECE) from two to six years of age while their minds are still developing so that they learn good character development and personal responsibility, an education official says.
Morobe education reform director (early childhood education) Haring Qoreka told teachers and parents attending an ECE presentation day at Lae, Uni Block ECE learning centre that he was impressed with the performance of the school.
From Carterets Island, in Buka District. Amanda Masono Getsi grew up Dreaming that one fine day, she Will Become Somebody of Value, and She will travel and explore the World.
With that Vision, Amanda set Education as her Hope into the Bright Future to Achieve her Dreams.
Amanda did her primary school at Sohano Community School. She was one of the top student who passed her Grade 6 Exam and was Selected to Bishop Wade Secondary. She transferred to Hutjena Secondary School to complete her Grade 10 and continued on to Grade 11. At Grade 12 Amanda had a strong desire to become a Lawyer in the Future. She therefore never gave up her Studies. Commitment, dedication, prioritizing her Time towards her Studies became her everyday routine.
Yalinu is our 2nd Science Slam 2020 presenter. She has very recently completed her PhD (during lockdown!) in the School of Chemistry. She first competed in Science Slam back in 2018:
"Halo olgeta lain man na meri! (Hello everyone!)
My name is Dr. Yalinu Poya and I come from the beautiful island nation Papua New Guinea. I have recently been awarded my PhD in Chemistry degree focusing in Heterogeneous Catalysis from the University of Glasgow. Prior to Glasgow I studied in China at the Northeast Normal University and obtained my Master of Science Degree in Inorganic Chemistry. I did my Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.
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