The National, Friday, May 13, 2011
By JASON GIMA WURI
A total of 48 selected remote schools in Abau, Rigo, Kairuku and Koiari districts of Central will receive school solar kits and radios after its launching at Tubusereia Primary School along Magi Highway yesterday.
This was made possible by the German government who are donating the equipment in conjunction with the Central provincial government (CPG).
CPG finance chairman Lofa Loea, who launched the Central solar kits and radios programme in place of Governor Alphone Moroi who was attending parliament sitting, commended the German government for its continuous support for Central and PNG.
“The German government through its consulate here in PNG has done a lot in terms of funding projects which enhance and improve education standards.
“Central was ranked very lowly compared to other provinces but now it is vastly improving.
“In 2009, it was fifth and last year, it has gone to third in terms of administrative, logistics and operations under the Moroi leadership.
“With the 205 wards in the four districts in Central, we see values to move forward in education and we are all excited to be initiating this programme to benefit our children and students in remote schools,” Loea said.
He acknowledged the governor and the CPG administration’s efforts for taking such bold steps to improve learning capacities for schools.
Central provincial education adviser Titus Romano-Hatagen said it was time education was improved and
this occasion was just the appropriate gesture from CPG and the German Consulate.
“Be proud as Papuans and Motuans as your school receives the materials that will help improve standards for the better.
“Today, I was proud firstly because the national pledge was recited in Motu and, secondly, the national anthem was sung in Motu.
“The anthem should not be sung in English, which suggests to me that we are maintaining our cultural heritage in languange but at the same time learning standards improve with the arrival of new materials,” Hatagen said.