AFTER 34 of Independence, the Government finally realised that to be educated is a basic right and not a privilege.
What a difference it would have been if this decision was made 20 or even 30 years ago.
We need to remind ourselves that without society, there is no education.
Therefore, as a nation in rapid transition, we need to reflect the kind of Melanesian society we want.
Schooling is but just one aspect of education and a process of socialisation.
Is our present curriculum relevant and sensitive to the richness of our unique Melanesian culture and identity?
Are the models of transmission appropriate to our social and cultural context?
As an educator, I commend the Government and bureaucrats for launching the Universal Basic Education plan.
The next goal is improving our health system.