By Hon. Richard Maru
The poor learning outcomes of kids in rural PNG can also be attributed to schools not having student learning resource centres such as libraries. Schools in Yanguru- Saussia District also face this challenge.
A review undertaken at Yangoru Secondary School and report presented to the DDA Board reveals that books at the school library are 15+ years outdated. Students are also accessing information online using mobile internet.
The YSDDA Board has therefore made a landmark decision to trial out Digital Library in four schools in 2021 - Yangoru and Kubalia Secondary Schools, Marinumbo Primary School and Yangoru AOG Primary School.
THE Labu-Butu Primary School wants students to be computer-literate when graduating, says head teacher Kelly Matthew.
A ground-breaking ceremony for a K50,000 computer laboratory was held last Saturday.
Matthew said the Papindo Group of Companies, through its Sunshine Association in Macau, was funding the construction of the laboratory and would donate six computers.
“We are pleased and lucky to be recipients of such a generous donation,” he said.
A UNIVERSITY of Technology graduate has described the ExxonMobil PNG Ltd (EMPNG) graduate engineering recruitment programme as educational.
Mark Ali graduated recently with a bachelor of mining engineering.
He began his career at ExxonMobil PNG as a petroleum measurement engineer.
Ali, Elijah Lavai and Maygh Ledimo all began their programme last year.
“I found the programme to be educational and real-world-driven due to its hands-on nature,” Ali said.
The Australian government has called on Google to focus on paying for Australian content instead of blocking it.
After media reports said Australian news websites were not showing up in searches, Google confirmed it was blocking the sites for a small number of users.
The search engine said it was conducting experiments to determine the value of its service to Australian news outlets.
Google, Facebook and other tech companies are fighting the Australian government over plans to make them pay for news content.
Digicel PNG has announced the K50,000 cash promotion winner. "Congratulations to our major lucky Christmas Grand Prize winner, Sharon Keke of Enga who resides at Tabubil, Western Province on her K50,000 win! Digicel PNG CEO, Colin Stone while presenting the dummy cheque to Sharon Keke thanked her and everyone who participated in our 'Win a Share of over 1 Million in Cash and Prizes' Christmas Promotion. Sharon is one of 3 lucky winners form our Christmas Grand Prize Draw. Winners were drawn on Monday the 4th of January. The other two winners are Sister Joy John of Mendi who has won K20,000 and Paul Kautu of Kimbe who has won K10,000.
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