Project prints over 200,000 teachers’ manuals, text books


THE Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has, with the Department of Education, printed more than 200,000 mathematics and science teachers’ manuals and textbooks for grades 3 and 4.
They were printed under the QUIS-ME joint national textbook project.
The textbooks will enable students and teachers to represent high quality reliable standards-based curriculum (SBC) lessons in the classrooms.
The project has also developed the ability of the department curriculum officers and textbook writers through the joint textbook development activities.
Pisah Thomas, one of the textbook writers working with curriculum development division of the Education Department, said it was a privilege to work alongside the government of Japan.
“We are thankful to the government of Japan for helping us with this project that has produced very helpful and practical textbooks for teachers and students to use,” Thomas said.
Ippei Shimizu, assistant representative of Jica, said the Japanese government was committed to delivering the textbooks to the district education offices.
“But from the districts to the schools, it is the responsibility of the PNG Government,” Shimizu said.
We want students to use the textbooks in the classroom this year but that can only happen if the government funds the process of delivery from the offices to the schools.”
Grades 5 and 6 textbooks and teachers’ manual will also be ready for the 2021 school year once the Government approves it.

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