250 ready for teaching roles

National, Normal

The National,Wednesday 07th December 2011

AFTER two years of studies at colleges and practical training, students from three colleges are returning to their rural villages to serve in primary and community schools.
The 250 students funded under European Union scholarships are from the Sacred Heart Teachers College in Port Moresby, Dauli in Southern Highlands and Gaulim in East New Britain.
The students were selected from the rural areas on the condition that on completion they return to those areas to strengthen education opportunities in their provinces.
The European Union supports the PNG government through its education, training and human resources development programme with a budget of €39 million (K110 million).
The work of the EU is in line with the National Poverty Reduction Strategy, Vision 2050 and the United Nations MDG to achieve universal primary education.
The EU-funded programme provides for the delivery of 2.7 million textbooks to community and primary schools throughout PNG.