Donor agency presents 6,000 text books to schools

Youth & Careers

A PRIMARY school in Jimi, Jiwaka, has received 6,000 text books on mathematics and science from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The text books also include the teachers’ guides.
JICA donated text books to schools in Jiwaka’s North Waghi and the Anglimp South-Wahgi electorates last month.
They were delivered to the schools by the Jiwaka youth foundation with the support of the provincial government.
Acting provincial administrator Stafan Wusik, provincial education adviser Dr Charlie Muke, Jimi education officer Raphael Koimo and Lower Jimi primary school inspector Wali Ep witnessed the presentation.
Jiwaka Senior High School Inspector John Ambane welcomed the assistance, saying it was a big change for the schools of remote Jimi.
Ambane said text books were fundamental to learning and urged students to read a lot to broaden their knowledge.
Wusik thanked the Japanese government for the support.
He said text books were vital tools for lower age children to gain knowledge.
“The Japanese had been here some decades ago and had captured the whole image of our country but they are still here to help us out with our education system
“Text books are very important and Jiwaka schools are very fortunate to receive these books because that will increase the standard of learning,” he said.