Although many provinces around the country have moved on to introduce the Standard Based Curriculum and gone through an in-service training for teachers to fully implement, Mendi Secondary in Southern Highlands are yet to do so.
Mendi Secondary School Deputy Principal Administration Mr Eric Maukas said other provinces have advanced far ahead in terms of the implementation of SBC but Mendi Secondary and other schools in the province are waiting on the Southern Highlands Provincial Education Board to conduct training for teachers.
“We have been verbally informed by the PEB that sometime towards the end of the first term we will be undergoing an in-service training to get us up to speed with the SBC and then we will start the implementing the SBC.”
Classes for the Mendi Secondary and other schools in the Mendi-Munihu district resumed this year after fighting in the township late last year saw schools close down during mid-term 4 while businesses and public services also were at an all-time low.
After classes were called off mid-term 4 last year for all schools in the Mendi-Munihu district due to post election violence, students in the district were directed to repeat the year.
That was also the case for Mendi Secondary.
Deputy Principal Eric Maukas added this was because students were not able to sit for exams and didn’t get a chance to complete the year.