Papua New Guinea gained independence in 1975 and it inherited the political, economic, administrative and education systems which the Australian colonial government had established.
Since then, PNG has embarked on a series of policies which, among other things, aimed to overcome two of the colonial legacies – the high degree
of centralisation of political and administrative power, and the great geographical inequality of wealth and distribution of government services within the country.
The empowerment of human resources through education is a policy which our government emphasised.
Although successive governments implemented various visions and policies to upgrade our education system, so far, very little has been achieved.
The government should seriously look at basic services like renovation or building more houses for teachers, classrooms, buying computers and textbooks, increasing teachers’ salary, providing relevant and adequate teaching resources/aids, and, of course, support our teachers in furthering their education so that they are abreast with current teaching skills, knowledge and practices.
Ronny Knox Angu