Author: Fredrick JEJERI

Morobe Provincial Education department and its Board have finally allowed schools to operate when term four commences. Resumption of schools along the fighting zone areas in Lae were done with close consultation of parents of students attending schools along the Back Road area and the communities. Provincial Program Advisor (PPA) Keith Tangui said eight schools will resume classes when term four commences. He said the department and PEB have resolved to allow schools to operate after getting feedbacks that situation of fights along the Back Road area have returned to normalcy. Tangui applauded the communities move to allow normalcy in…

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Schools operating along Lae’s Back road area will remain closed until further notice, says Morobe Provincial Education program advisor Keith Tangui. Keith Tangui said the department and it’s board are still monitoring schools and fights going on along the area thus have decided to maintain the indefinite closure of schools operating along the area. He stated that total of eight schools from elementary up to secondary schools have been temporarily closed down for the safety of students and teachers as fighting continued on in the area. Tangui said the indefinite closure of schools will definitely affect students who will be…

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Morobe provincial education department is urging young, vibrant and qualified teachers to apply for position vacancies now available at the department. Provincial education program advisor Keith Tangui said there are nine positions on vacancies and are available for interested young, vibrant and highly qualified teachers to apply. He said the department needs young, energetic and highly educated people to work with in delivering effective education system under the 166 structure. Tangui stated that the nine position vacancies are in the key areas in the department which requires high qualified candidates to apply. Details of the position vacancies are available in…

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The Erap Primary School in the Huon Gulf district of Morobe province will host the next Cluster Primary Schools Expo in 2023 after coming out winners in this year’s event. The school became champion after winning the cup award for the number of medals students won from different activities organized in the expo, of which student from the primary school won more than 10 medals. The Cluster Primary Schools Expo commenced last Tuesday and continued till Friday where activities went well with the 47th Independence Celebrations. The expo was introduced to exhibit students learning in outdoor settings to gain confidence. Academic…

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Community members in Morobe Province have expressed mixed reactions and have publicly cried foul over the first-of-its-kind government allocation of funds to mark and celebrate the 2022 National Independence Day tomorrow. Most of them did not support the government’s resolution to allocate K1million to each districts just to observe the national event. They said the funds could have been prioritized on other vital services that were lacking in the remote parts of the country. The Marape/Rosso government has announced it had sourced K1million from respective District Development Authority funds throughout the country which are yet to be disbursed to their…

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Parts of Morobe Province have experienced drought for months now. Continuous sun has affected plants and river systems for five months now. Only Lae City including some parts of coastal areas of Nawaeb and Huon Gulf districts experienced few rain drops within the period. Plants have dried up, once fast flowing and huge rivers like Busu and Markham rivers are getting narrower low with low water levels. Bush fires have been reported in Wampar LLG in the interior part of Huon Gulf District, Markham and Nawaeb districts. Locals within the drought affected areas are now in fear they will be…

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Morobe Provincial Education Program Advisor Keith Tangui has announced it will collaborate Australian Football League (AFL) with its Niu Kick program to reach out to the most remote schools in the province. PPA Keith Tangui announced this at the Erap Primary School during his visit to launch the six cluster primary schools expo which commenced yesterday. He promised to work with the sporting code which has a program to link students to sports and academic activities to further their studies in Australia if they were selected. Tangui described the AFL initiative as a successive bridging program to connect young kids…

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The major damage and dislocation of structural building infrastructures encountered by Wawin National School of Excellence in Morobe during the recent earthquake will not hinder the school from sitting the grade twelves(12) National examinations this year. This was a statement issued by the school’s Deputy Principal Mr. Erick Kep. Kep made this statement on Sunday afternoon just after the 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit Morobe, Madang and other provinces. The school encountered cracks and dislocation to roof ceilings, walls and stairs mostly built of bricks. Mr. Kep said grade twelves’ national examinations is about four more weeks away and they will…

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Wawin National School of Excellence in Morobe is calling on relevant authorities to intervene and assess several damages caused by the recent massive earthquake and determine if the buildings are fit for use by students. The recent 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit Morobe, Madang and parts of the Highlands Region and was even felt in other provinces on Sunday morning. At Wawin National School of Excellence, 10 classrooms, four laboratories and dormitories received damages as a direct result of the earthquake on the aging infrastructure. The classrooms and laboratories were the worst affected encountering huge cracks and dislocation of building structures.…

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Erap Uri Football Association is the latest member of the PNG Football Association. Erap Uri FA is in Wampar LLG in Huon Gulf District. EUFA was selected by PNGFA to operate under Lahi Football Association here in Lae for some time and report on its operational status to PNGFA. Upon its successful operations reports, PNGFA would give full membership status to operate on its own. Erap Uri FA got its membership status this year through the help of community leaders. Association president Lases Solok said EUFA is dependent on its members to run its affairs. He said club registrations will…

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