Partnership paves way to train early childhood teachers


A PARTNERSHIP will be formalised between two private institutions in East New Britain between the Destiny schools and Bismarck Teachers College.
This was announced by Bismarck Teachers College director Linus Vairop.
Vairop said the partnership between the institutions would pave way for teacher training for early childhood educators.
He said there was a need for early childhood learning in the new covenant ministry international (NCMI) Destiny schools which was established in 2006.
Vairop said NCMI had established 25 Destiny schools in East New Britain and with this partnership programme, they would be able to produce quality teachers.
He said it was a first for the college to partner with another privately-run institution instead of the usual public-private partnership (PPP) concept.
He urged stakeholders in the private sector to stand together and assist the Government to develop education and the human resources in the province.
“Bismarck Teachers College has offered a three-month course at an affordable price,” Vairop said.
“The partnership is a step in the right direction as it will boost teacher training which would result in quality education.”
NCMI national coordinator Ps Gershon Passingan said it had been the ministry’s vision to contribute to nation building through the education sector.
Ps Passingan said the nation’s solution to moral decay, ethical and moral breakdown was for all citizens and Government stakeholders to take responsibility to create a better generation of leaders and workers.
“The ministry’s vision is to raise a new breed of leaders,” he said.
He urged the provincial government and Education Department provide technical advice in such partnership.
He called on business houses to partner with Destiny school through their social obligations.