Lack of direction, positive mindset holding back district: MP

Education
Jimmy Uguro

Madang’s Bundi has had the potential to change but has been held back by a lack of direction and positive mindsets, Education Minister and Usino-Bundi MP Jimmy Uguro says.
Uguro made the remarks during the opening of a new high school at Bundi last weekend.
He said as a former teacher and education adviser for Madang, this had given him the knowledge to drive change in the education sector.
Uguro said as Education Minister, he was now in a position to effect positive change in his district and province.
He thanked the Government for appointing him to the ministry and this had allowed him to establish the new high school.
The new high school would be named Bruno Vogtly Memorial High School, after one of the pioneers of Bundi Station, Bruno Vogtly.
Uguro acknowledged the effort of the local community and thanked Education secretary Dr Uke Kombra for attending its opening. Uguro said Bundi had seen little change since the establishment of the station in pre-independence times but said the area was primed to see development and this would be quickened with the people’s support.
Dr Kombra highlighted some issues faced by the department in terms of attending to the needs of schools and education institutions throughout the country particularly in remote areas. “With over 2.2 million students, 65,000 teachers, 23,000 schools throughout the country, managing such big department is a mammoth task,” he said.
“I thank my hardworking staff for being supportive and we a here to implement the visions and plan the minister has in place not just by talking about it but to see visions become reality.”

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