Rabaul aims to lift education levels

National, Normal

The National- Tuesday, January 11, 2011

 THE Rabaul district development team is keen on improving education in the district and has put in place initiatives to encourage schools and students in the district to aim higher.

During its first meeting staged last week the team also endorsed its 2011 annual planner which consisted of meetings of all sectors at the district and LLG levels.

The team discussed an initiative to award top performing schools in the district and also at Rabaul district elite sponsorship scheme to start this year.

According to the initiative, the Rabaul JDPBPC has endorsed K250,000 for the sponsorship of elite students originally from the district in Grades 9 to 12 and universities.

It also endorsed K50,000 to award top performing schools in the district who meet certain criteria as outlined by the district. 

The team also confirmed a team of officers who would spearhead plans to establish a second high school and a vocational school for the Rabaul district at the district office at Kurakakaul.

District administrator Wilson Matava called for commitment to better deliver services to the people of Rabaul district with this year’s theme of “partnership in self reliance for economic sustainability”.

Meanwhile public servants in the district have been commended for their commitment in achieving over 90% of their targeted projects and programmes last year. 

LLG managers have been urged to be more responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of projects beside their normal LLG executive capacity to the LLG assemblies.