Church offers degree programme for teachers

Faith, Normal

The National, Thursday February 13th, 2014

 TEACHERS with diplomas can now pursue degree courses under the Seventh-Day Adventist education programme.

The three-year degree programme for primary school teachers is offered by the Sonoma Adventist College at the Pacific Adventist University campus outside Port Moresby.

SDA national associate education secretary, Jim Yawane said the aim of the programme was to have more qualified teachers at the elementary and primary school levels.

“Not only that but we want to set a good, solid school foundation for children and the country,” he said.

Yawane said the church was determined to meet the education needs of children in the country in line with the objectivesof the Government.

There are 102 teachers already doing the degree programme – 100 funded by ADRA (PNG) through the Church Partnership Programme and two self-sponsored.

Yawane said it was good to see more female teachers attend these kinds of trainings.

He added that even though the programme was designed for SDA church teachers, it was  extended to other teachers.

He said the SDA church had approved a Masters training programme for teachers.