Goilala mission to improve learning

Normal, Papua


SCHOOL inspectors are on a mission to improve learning in primary and high schools in the Goilala district, Central province.
Six of them flew to Goilala last Thursday morning to inspect the schools.
The regular visits were abandoned 10 years ago due to lack of funds and the remoteness of the schools in the district has led to a drastic drop in the standard of education there.
It is one of the priority initiatives provincial administrator Raphael Yibmaramba has taken onboard with Governor Alphonse Moroi and provincial education adviser Titus Romano Hatagen.
The inspectors, led by Paul Ainui, are Venina Koala, Patrick Dimsok, Ware Kekerupa, Karowin Tau and Kenneth Vui.
They will visit schools in Gwari, Woitape and Tapini LLGs to appraise the teachers and their schools.
Mr Hatagen said they would also deliver K200,000 worth of school curriculum materials to the schools.
“It is a direction from Mr Yibmaramba to ensure that attempts are made to visit schools in the remote electorates, even if it means hiring helicopters to do that,” Mr Hatagen said.
He said the Central provincial government was making it a priority to visit all schools in the remote area at least once a year.
Mr Hatagen said a report on the visit would be presented at the Southern region school standard officers’ workshop on Nov 15-21.