Making “Free Education” become a law in the country is one of the intervention the Peoples National Congress (PNC) Party has set to achieve in its policies heading into the 2022 National General Elections.
This was made known during the party’s three-day Convention held at the Crown Hotel in Port Moresby mid this week.
Party Leader and former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said PNC sees education as a basic human right as it gives endless opportunities to younger folks and creates a way out of the poverty lines.
“PNC will provide free school fees for each student directly to the school from pre-school level up,” Mr O’Neill said.
“We will also build more classrooms and teachers’ houses and we will ﬁght for skill-based training with more vocational and TVET centres.”
He further said the current student loan program by the current government will be changed as it a loan trap for the young students.
Instead Mr O’Neill said they aim to introduce National Scholarship again and will ensure all education facilities have access to the internet.
“We will also build more Universities including a medical University.”
The interventions the party aims to create in the education sector is one of the highlights made at the convention along with other interventions in the other key sectors.