Education key element, says Alotau MP


Alotau MP Charles Abel says education has been a key element in what he has been doing in Milne Bay and Papua New Guinea.
He said in a recent interview with Buk bilong Pikinini (BbP) to mark the fifth year since the opening of a BbP the Library Learning Centre at Lelehoa Primary School just outside Alotau town.
BbP in a statement said hundreds of 5-year-old children have been able to attend the programme at Lelehoa Primary School and have received solid foundations in literacy, numeracy, health awareness, digital learning and cultural knowledge before starting school since 2015.
But it said more remains to be done to increase literacy rates across the country and to support children with their education.
Abel said one of the organisations he saw that has a great potential partner in education was Buk bilong Pikinini.
“That is why 5 years ago before the government took it up as a policy, we thought that we would trial an intervention at pre-elementary level to support our children literacy and numeracy skills from the beginning,” Abel said.