Pagelio cites success stories of reforms

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The National

TEACHERS have been urged to find success stories in their schools and moved forward with the curriculum reforms introduced five years ago.
They were told that the reforms were here to stay and they should therefore, support it.
“We value your contributions and you must all bear in mind that this is only the fifth year of the implementation of the curriculum reform in the education system,” Secretary for Education Joseph Pagelio said.
“Curriculum leadership is very important and I challenge you to come with success stories in order to recognise your achievements through the different modes of education.”
He was speaking at the 2009 National Conference at the PNG Education Institute in Port Moresby.
The theme of the conference was “Excellence in Education: Making the Curriculum Work in our School”.
Education Minister James Marape reminded everyone of the Government’s goals and priorities set out in the Medium-Term Development Strategy 2005-10.
“Our national goals are rural development, poverty reduction and export-driven economic growth,” he said and that to achieve this, basic education must be available to all.
He congratulated the organisers of the conference as “we need to continue to improve the curriculum reform to make student learning meaningful and relevant and promote self reliance”.
He also urged students of the Wards Strip Demonstration Primary School who were present to lead the national anthem and pledge to refrain from activities that would harm their educational interests.