EDUCATION

From Vision to Reality: Sustainable Modernization of Agriculture and Rural Transformation

The Sepik Chicken, Grain & Cocoa Innovation Project in the Sepik Plains, Yangoru Saussia District is on target to deliver over six of its core missions of: Producing good quality chicken products at cheaper affordable prices; Improving the nutrition and well-being of our people; Increase in cocoa production, downstream processing and better quality and prices for farmers; Providing income-generation opportunities for rural communities; Creating long-term job opportunities for the local people; and Delivering improved livings standards for the people because…

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Yangoru Saussia District Creating History With Pioneer School of Excellence

The Yangoru Saussia District will pioneer the country’s first District Secondary School of Excellence concept commencing in the 2020 academic year.  The District School of Excellence concept is an initiative aligned to the National Government’s policy of quality education and academic excellence. The concept is the brainchild of the former Minister for National Planning & Monitoring and Member for Yangoru Saussia Hon. Richard Maru. Under the concept, which we are piloting at Yangoru Secondary School, the top 5% Grade 10…

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Tears and Sweat Pays Off: The Japaraka Primary School Investment

It’s an easy mistake! To sit back and complain that the Government’s Tuition-Fee-Free (TFF) is a political gimmick that resulted in over-crowding in schools, drop in education quality and insufficient education infrastructure. Yes, I understand these are some of the many challenges.  The challenges are the reasons why we have leaders.  Find the opportunities in the challenges.  Create solutions! The classroom and teacher house at Japaraka Primary School, funded by YSDDA (K100,000) Every Papua New Guinean citizen, Districts and communities…

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Bugusu Primary School Gets its First Ever TFF After 7 Years

Shared-Dream, Determination, Patience, Endurance & Sacrifice! On my way to the new Wingei High School 25/09/19, I stopped at the Bugusu Primary School to tell the teachers the good news that the school is finally registered and their first ever TFF funds of K10,500.00 has been paid. The school is amongst the 11 new schools we finally fast-tracked their registration in the last 3 – 6 months after struggling for 6 – 7 years.  Bugusu Primary School is now a…

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Modern Five in One Classroom in Remote Sikau Range

We are consistent! The quality of education infrastructure like classrooms and teacher houses are the same throughout the district, even in the most remote places in my Sikau Range.  Every institution gets state-of-the-art facilities. And even more! We deliver quality and good value at less cost.  Communities also provide land for free and contribute sweat capital for construction of schools.  That is how the people of Yangoru Saussia have aligned themselves to my leadership and vision for the District. I…

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Community Determination and Enthusiasm Drives the Construction of the New Wingei High School

I’ve never seen a community more determined, focused and enthusiastically driven about education for their children than that of the Wingei people in the West Yangoru LLG. They freely gave up a large portion of their land for the establishment of their very first High School.  They are determined to take care of their school and make it the best in the District in terms of management, care and academic excellence. The land given is so big that we already…

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Abolishing TFF Will Kill Our Children’s Future

I will not support any government who want to abolish the Tuition Fee Free (TFF) education policy.I am extremely proud of the former PNC-led Government’s policy of making primary and secondary education affordable and accessible for every child in Papua New Guinea. A child’s right to education is a basic human right that must never be denied for any other conveniences. Affordability and Accessibility The PNC-led Government’s TFF policy has delivered on its intent of making primary and secondary education…

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Third Secondary School for Yangoru Saussia

I have an ambitious dream for the education of our Yangoru Saussia children! And that is for Yangoru Saussia to be the leading District in not only producing quantity of educated citizens but quality education, academic excellence and Christian values and principles. I was honoured to be invited by Nagum SDA High School to be their guest at their 16th Grade 10 Graduation yesterday (18 September, 2019).  The good news I told them is that this will be the last time…

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