ABG’s new teachers learn policies and procedures

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday, May 3, 2011

NEW graduates teaching for the first time in elementary, secondary and vocational schools in Bougainville have learnt the policies and procedures of the Bougainville education division.
Newly-appointed senior and head teachers are among those in the induction exercise.
Senior professional assistant for in-service and secondary schools David Kelele said 160 teachers from throughout the autonomous region gathered at Hutjena High School for the induction exercise, which ended last Thursday.
“We invited stakeholders like police, Teachers’ Savings and Loans (TSL), Nambawan Super, ABG Autonomy division and Community Development, to market their programmes and inform the teachers of their (stakeholder’s) roles,” Kelele said.
He said the induction was jointly funded by board of managements of participating schools under the school learning improvement plan (SLIP) programme and the Bougainville education division.
“The only teachers not inducted this year are those from Mortlock, Tasman, Nissan and Caterets atolls, who missed out because of the lack of transport.
“Every year, they miss out on this very important induction exercise, it is becoming a real concern for the division,” Kelele said.
He appealed to the Autonomous Bougainville Government to help the division address this issue of sea transport for the atolls.