The National, Tuesday July 30th, 2013
By ELIAS LARI
A TEAM from the Education Department has visited the new teachers’ college in Kundiawa, Chimbu, to assess the learning facilities and properties.
This is so that the Simbu Teachers’ College is officially recognised as one of the major teachers’ colleges in the country.
The delegation comprised department officials Walipe Winge, Dr Eliakim Apelis, Maxton Essy and John Kawage, the highlands region adviser.
The college, funded by the Chimbu provincial government, is expected to meet some requirement, as a new institution in the province.
Winge, who heads teachers’ education in the country, thanked the provincial government for funding and establishing the college.
He urged the people to ensure that the new institutionwould become a place to breed and recruit quality teachers.
“Teachers are the backbone of the nation’s future and this college will help to make it work out well.
“We need teachers to educate this nation but so far because of the limited space we have, we cannot meet the demand.”
Winge said he would compile a report for the National Education Board to endorse so that the college could be officially recognised.
The delegation was received by provincial education adviser Walkaima Essy, college principal Clement Kaupa and provincial government staff and representatives from Governor Noah Kool’s office.