Student teachers visit Parliament, observe proceedings

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STUDENTS from an institution in Port Moresby visited Parliament yesterday to observed proceedings.
The 27 students are from the elementary division of the PNG Education Institute in Port Moresby, doing a one-year programme for a diploma in junior primary teaching.
It was introduced to upskill elementary school teachers on the Government’s 1-6-6 education system.
Lecturer Matilda Lucas said the visit coincided with yesterday’s session and they were honoured to observe how MPs went about their duties.
Lucas said the visit was to expose students to how the Government operates, its roles and responsibilities and how sessions are conducted.
“This exposure will give them a fair idea on what to teach their students when they return to their various schools,” she said.
She said most of them came from remote schools and it was their first visit to Parliament.
Student leader Betty Serum from Bulolo, Morobe, said they learnt about how the government was formed, how a parliamentary session was conducted and how questions were asked and answered.
“When we look from the outside, we see the Sepik tambaran haus and think that it contains only carvings from that place but today, we’ve learnt that Parliament is all about PNG’s culture.”

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