By CYRIL GARE
WEWAK district, East Sepik province, is taking the lead in trying to make a difference in the current mediocre education standard in the province.
Last Friday, 38 schools in the district celebrated an occasion that saw presentations of their school learning improvement plans (SLIP) to Wewak district administrator Martin Maingu.
Mr Maingu received the SLIPs on behalf of Wewak MP Jim Simatab.
Thousands gathered at St Mary’s Wirui Primary School, among them was Momase regional director for education standards and measurement Joe Ben Moide who commended the district for taking the SLIP initiative of the Education Department.
He described Friday’s presentation as the highest number of SLIP ever presented at one time in
Mr Moide challenged all other districts and high schools in the province to follow the example set by Wewak district if the education standard in East Sepik was to see change and improvement.
Eddie Elias of the Bluff Inn Soles band provided live entertainment and promoted themes to fight crime generally, violence against women and the spread of HIV/AIDS.