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.
After dropping out of school in 2013 when I was doing my grade 12, life became miserable. The street became my home. A lot of relatives lost interest in me. So I have to fight for my own survival.
Almost everyday I sell The National newspapers in the town. Along with the newspapers, I sell betel-nut and smoke. I am paid commission for the newspaper and I don’t get much. Nights turns into tears as I try my best to survive each day.
Life will never be fair to everyone. There are sometimes we will hit the rock bottom. However, the decision of whether to stay down or get back up depends on each of us.
After dropping out of secondary school in grade twelve, life became miserable. I felt I was heading the direction of being a grass roots.
Not everyone follows a smooth road. Some ends up miserable after dropping out of school.
Since dad left us when I was still small, life became so difficult for mum. Despite me being thrown out of the system, mum never gave up on me.
By: Frustrated Parent
My son will be graduating comes April in which I am looking forward to. However, I am not really happy and I am pissed off by the way the University is managing the money of hard working students and parents.
My son’s case is that, he has maintained his TESAS Scholarship from year 1-4. However, during the beginning of every year, I usually sacrifice the well-being of my family to cater for his fees by getting school fee loans though I don’t get much during fortnights. With that being said, it is a norm in UPNG that the government components of the students who are on TESAS does not come in on time. And yet the UPNG authority usually doesn’t make it their business to check the people at OHE for these components.
Puritae Rhmcy (Staff)
Mt. Hagen Secondary School in Western Highlands Province maintained 3rd position in Grade 12 National Examination Performance Results in Papua New Guinea last year, 2019.
The Deputy Principal Curriculum (DPC), MR. Michael KIGA in a staff debreif this morning, said that 449 students out of 513 Gr.12 students who attended Mt. Hagen Secondary last year, 2019, secured spaces in tertiary institutions this year, 2020.
TWO secondary school students are in trouble with the law over two different incidents.
In Goroka, a grade 10 student was fined K1000 or in default 12 months’ imprisonment after being found guilty of damaging the windscreen of a vehicle.
The Goroka district court heard he did that while under the influence of alcohol.
On Madang, a grade 9 girl has been charged with wounding her classmate in the school ground.
ONE of Ginigoada Business Development Foundation’s early learning centres in Mirigini has launched its curriculum on early childhood development in Port Moresby yesterday.
It is the foundation’s pilot project that will be shared with its other centres in the National Capital District, Central and Morobe.
The project is supported by the Ginigoada Foundation and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef).
PEOPLE of Bulolo in Morobe will have a technical vocational school – thanks to a K3 million funding from the European Union.
The Bulolo Technical Vocational School and Umi Technical Vocational School are recipients of the EU-funded Human Resource Development Programme phase two.
The EU has selected 10 TVET schools around the country to be part of the project, costing more than K37.5 million.
National Planning and Monitoring Department aid coordinator Yvonne Vavine said infrastructures would be built and equipment supplied.
THERE is no excuse for Papua New Guineans to say there is no job, says an institute executive director.
“Unemployment has increased in the country and there is no excuse for us to say we cannot find jobs,” Asia Pacific Institute of Social, Economic and Technical Studies director Thomas Phillar said.
“The government needs to identify areas where the country can make more revenues and there are many avenues where we can make money from.
“All there is to do is to identify job avenues and train the youths who are not able to continue with their education.”
He said driving, fishing, gold-finding were some of the avenues for making more money.
“There are some jobs that we don’t need to learn the alphabet to get employed,” Phillar said.
“Just give them the equipment and they can go out there like fishing and come back and sell it to our hotels and restaurants.
“They just need the basic hands-on skills which most of them are good at.”
Speaking at the launch of the institute’s corporate training programme, Phillar said he discovered that old age care in the US and Australia was a great opportunity to earn money .
“Just send some youths to our institute, we can train them for a year and then send them overseas to work,” he said
He said there were so many things one could do to generate an income.
He encouraged business and state organisations present at the launching to create a better network of partnership to enable the institute to work with them. The National
SAINT Charles Lwanga Secondary School is leading with 759 points as school debaters prepared for the next round in the Em Stret School challenge.
Speaker Rex Appo, 18, said: “Representing our school is an honour and we are privileged to be given this opportunity to participate and learn from it.
“We are building ourselves with the help of the teachers, mentors, judges and coaches.
“My team is also thankful to the people who work tirelessly to make this happen for us to learn.
“The challenge is not yet over and we aim to work harder to be better in the next round.
“Public specking is a tool we can use to influence people. It shows you are confident and it takes you places.”
In second place is Port Moresby International School, followed by De La Salle Secondary, Kopkop College, Gerehu Seconday and Kilakila Secondary.
Don Bosco Techical School and Iarowari Secondary bowed out of the semi-finals.
Kwikila Secondary and Waigani Christian College pulled out in the last minute.
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