Resign call serious

Letters, Normal

The National, Thursday 04th April, 2013

THE call by flexible
open distance education (FODE) students for the principal to resign must be taken seriously.
Last August, students in NCD raised similar concerns and the education minister was urged to conduct an investigation but it fell on deaf ears.
The 2012 students paid enrolment fees in February but only received course materials in Au­gust, two months before their exams.
Principal Demas Tongogo’s reason was that FODE was waiting for government subsidies.
It showed poor planning of the institution as subsidies are never sent on time.
If it is true the World Bank is funding FODE’s operation with K15 million, why is there still a need to depend on go­vernment subsidies?

Concerned Parent
Port Moresby