Central lauds Slip

Normal, Papua

SCHOOL learning improvement programme (Slip) is the way to run schools in Central province, a senior divisional education official has said.
Slip addresses all appropriate areas that it involves and calls for good governance, prudent financial management, and professional development approaches for staff, Central education adviser, Titus Hatagen said.
“Slip directs and focuses on quality teaching and learning for students through appropriate teaching and curriculum while also focusing on school infrastructure,” he said.
“School boards must take lead to implement and administer the SLIP plans.”
Hatagen urged parents, students and stakeholders to face reality by planning their Slip based on available resources.
“Let’s not make plans on assumption. Let’s not have high expectations,” he said.
“We must make it our business to assist the schools by resourcing them to enable them implement and achieve their SLIP plan activities,” Hatagen said.
He added that they must depend on the division of education or the government for that matter for monies to implement their activities.
Hatagen, who officiated at the SLIP launching for Iobuna Kouba Primary School on the outskirts of Port Moresby last Friday urged all children to attend schools.
“Education is the only source that will improve our lifestyle now and in the future,” he said.