The National, Friday July 5th, 2013
By PISAI GUMAR
MOROBE provincial education division will implement scouts and girl guides programme in schools in the nine districts to instill self discipline in students to develop better citizen and future human resources.
Provincial education planner Keith Jiram announced the initiative yesterday at Wongkos, behind Igam, Lae, during closing of first-ever joint provincial jamborette.
Morobe and Western Highlands held the joint event from 1-4 July attended by almost 200 children from secondary, primary and pre-schools.
Lae police metropolitan commander Supt Iven Lakatani, PNGDF Engineer Battalion chief warrant officer Allan Nasa, provincial scout’s chairman Robert Ivan Howden, Lae district care taker education coordinator Simon Shong and community policing coordinator Sgt Peter Gorek witnessed the closing of the meet.
“The underlying beauty of scouts and girl guides movement was revived, shared and promoted in a joint jamboree that will be maintained and encouraged by involving more school children”.
Morobe’s experience over time in school fights and cult activities in schools prompted Jiram to involve the movement in all levels of schools.
“Morobe wants to develop better citizens and human resources and Scouting and Girl Guide activities introduced in schools are the way forward. Education is not about classroom learning only,” Jiram said.