Standard officers undergo training

National, Normal

The National, Friday, 27th May 2011

NEW standards officers from the highlands region are going through a week-long induction in Goroka.
The standards and guidance division of the Education Department is conducting the last regional induction workshop for standard officers and senior standard officers which were formerly known as school inspectors.
Assistant secretary for standards and guidance division Peter Kants and superintendent operations Kanau Camilus are conducting the workshop which began on Monday and ends today.
Kants said seven highlands provinces, including Hela and Jiwaka, were attending the workshop.
“We are inducting mostly newly appointed standard officers from the highlands region with the focus on processes, procedures, laws on the implementation of the education reform,” he said.
Kants said most of them were new to the job and the induction sessions were to get them to become good officers.
“We are using school learning improvement programme (SLIP) as a benchmark to adopt the changes into local culture and environment where they are located,” he said.
In August, the division will stage a major workshop for more than 300 officers from all over the country in Lae to discuss the outcomes-based curriculum.
Kants said another major workshop on SLIP would be held in Madang from July 18-22.
Induction workshops for Momase, southern and New Guinea Islands regions were completed last year.
Highlands regional director standards Aloysius Rema, who is the leader of the highlands team, had a full team with him at the workshop.
Participants were from elementary, primary and secondary schools of the education department.