TFF policy benefiting remote schools, says PM

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THE Tuition Fee Free (TFF) policy is benefiting many remote schools, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says.
O’Neill was invited by the Eu Primary School in the Huon- Gulf district, Morobe, to see the positive impact of the free education policy on the remote school.
“Our TFF policy is working and benefiting many remote schools like Eu in the Huon Gulf district here in Morobe province and the country as a whole,” O’Neill said.
“Through our free education policy, there are more than one million additional children in schools; these are children who never had a chance for an education before, but now they are in school.”
O’Neill said that the policy removed burden from parents who could use that money to meet the needs of their families.
“To the complainers who want to stop free education, come to schools like this one and take a look with your own eyes.”
“If you are against free education it means you are against expanding the education of girls, and are ignorant of the educational demands of our nation as it grows.
“When we have an educated population, there will be a bright future for our country; our country will grow and development will be faster because we will have educated people with skills and knowledge to contribute to our country’s development.
“No one should try to deny our children’s right to free education, and our Government will ensure free education continues.”
O’Neill said when the Government won the mandate of the people after the 2012 National Elections, they made their policies very clear.
“Many people know the work we have done in the last five years, and what we want to do in the next five years.

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