East Sepik keen on EQUITV

Education, Normal

The National, Monday 08th April, 2013


THE education sector in East Sepik is moving one more step ahead into the EQUITV programme as a model province.

East Sepik education principal adviser Joseph Auli made these remarks during the official opening of EQUITV Training of the trainers’ workshop that was held at the Seaview Hotel Conference room in Wewak, East Sepik, last week.

Auli said the education sector in the province is looking forward to rolling out this programme into remote schools to help those unfortunate students who cannot physically attend lessons in the classroom.

He said ESP had been picked by the national department of education as a model province and therefore he wanted all the head teachers of all the schools as well as all the standard officers and district education officers to effectively take ownership of this programme.

“East Sepik provincial government has been very supportive in this programme,” Auli said.

He said the provincial government had allocated K4 million to run and set up the EQUITV programmes in all schools in the province.

Selected teachers from various schools, including all district education advisers and standard officers, were participants at the workshop which ended on Saturday.

Auli acknowledged JICA for giving its full support in this EQUITV programme.

The workshop training was conducted by the team from National Education Media Centre.

Meanwhile, Education Media Centre manageress Hatsie Mirou said EQUITV programme would soon cover all schools in the province,

Mirou said education through utilising television has been stated as one of the latest and efficient strategies to promote curriculum reform in the country’s national education plan for 2005-14.

She said, based on this strategy, the EQUITV project started in 2005, with 33 receiving schools in East Sepik and 34 in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

“Teaching and learning with television seem very new and innovative to the children, teachers, parents and community people at large,” Mirou said.