Many schools in the country are using their term three break as an opportunity to prepare their students for the upcoming end-of-year exams.
However with constant changes in schools’ curriculum; this has caused students performances to fluctuate from high to low.
Sharing his thoughts on the situation, is the Principal for North East Academy Mr. Abakure Kaupa.
Mr Kaupa told PNG HAUSBUNG that the curriculum division of the Education Department needs to address this issue.
“The department needs to get itself in order and align courses properly starting from early childhood to Grade 12.”
“I believe it’s because of this misalignment that we’re seeing a drop in the quality of performance from students because it starts from the early stages of learning and continues on to higher levels of education.”
“The department needs to take ownership of the education system in the country.”
“We can talk about the standards of education but if the curriculum is not aligned well, there will still be a problem.”