By ROSELYN ELLISON
EDUCATION is everybody’s business regardless of where they stand in the community, says an education official.
Acting advisor for education in East New Britain (ENB) Ikan Mararang told a gathering at the official opening at the Bitapetep Primary School of Balanataman ward, Raluana local level government (LLG) of Kokopo, that he would work with his education officers in all four districts to compile reports of schools within the LLGs and submit the reports to each c LLG.
Mararang said this would ensure the LLG administrations knew how the schools in their LLG had been running, especially when it came to disciplinary issues.
“There is nothing wrong with the education policies as all the policies have been established but the problem is with us the human beings how we implement these policies,” he said.
Mararang called on parents and students to address disciplinary issues in schools.
He said cult activities was affecting students.
“This issue of cult and students involving in cult activities is becoming out of hand in all schools in the province and this issue has been going on for quite a while now which I believe parents, teachers and some leaders know this.
“It is very hard for them to come out in the public and tell everyone about it and this is very common about us the Tolais” Mararang said.
“Issues such as this is killing us because we don’t expose the bad things publicly but instead, we pretend that everything is all good and that is one big problem for us,” he said.
Mararang said this was not only in the education sector but other sectors faced similar situations.
He said everybody kept quiet about a bad habit because they didn’t want to expose the wrong others did.
He urged the students not to involve in the cult activities as it wouldn’t do any good to them.
Mararang told the students to work and study hard as nothing was easy.
“I tell you, cult will only destroy you and it will bring harm to you, so please, my good children, I encourage you to stay out of this, focus and put God first in everything you do,” he said.
By ROSELYN ELLISON