Department of Education witnessed the formal handing over of the Ministry of Education from the outgoing Minister and member of Wosera-Gaui, Joseph Yopyoypy to the member of Usino-Bundi Jimmy Uguro this week.
In his farewell remarks, Outgoing Minister Joseph Yopyoypy stressed on the importance of education and that it is only through education we can truly take back PNG.
“We talk about taking back PNG than education is the way to go because only through an educated population we can change the nation,” he said.
In the last 18 months he has pushed for more reforms and policies to be implemented to improve the quality of education and thanked the Department staff for their tireless efforts in bringing this to pass.
He also offered his support to the incoming Minister saying he’s door is always open to discuss any policies and reforms.
The New Minister Jimmy Uguro assured his predecessor that his he will follow through with the plans and implement where he can.
“We will start from where you stopped and do what we have to do and adjust where appropriate,” said Uguro.
Minister Uguro said that 2021 will focus more on rural education and maintaining the rural teachers.
“The Marape-Basil Government is focusing its education services at the remote areas and it will start from the rural areas first before it reaches the urban areas.”