Teachers and officers in Western Highlands complete trainers’ course

Education

A total of 116 teachers, eight inspectors and four education officers in Western Highlands have completed a week-long trainers’ course at the Holy Trinity Teachers’ College in Mt Hagen to rollout the standard-base curriculum in schools.
Schools in the province would now use the standard-base curriculum instead of the outcome-based curriculum. The course covered planning, programmes, teaching and learning and assessment and reporting.
The standard-based curriculum was supposed to be rolled out in 2014 but due to funding issues it was delayed to this year.
The course would contribute to the rollout of the standard-based curriculum.
Assistant secretary for the teachers’ education division, Allan Jim, commended the participants for completing the course.
He said the courses were important for the schools and students’ learning.
Jim said with those who attended the course would now return to their districts and train others before the standard-based
curriculum isrolled out. “With that I want the teachers who are here now to put in to practice what you have learnt to help others,” he said.
“You have to take the lead and lead others and put into good use what you have learnt as you will be teaching the nation.”
College principal Michael Miamel told the participants that their commitment would bring in good results to schools.
He said the training they received would benefit the students.
Miamel said education was a fundamental requirement of life and teachers who attended the course would help their colleagues.
The course ended on Friday and certificates were given out.

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