10 Aug 2017

NGO tackling PNG teacher shortage

From , 3:02 pm on 10 August 2017

A Papua New Guinea NGO that's addressing the country's teacher shortage has started work this week in Manus province.

Kokoda Track Foundation's Teach for Tomorrow programme began after it found 7500 partially trained elementary teachers in PNG were unable to complete their qualifications.

The foundations chief executive Genevieve Nelson says one of the barriers to finishing their studies was state funding not being transferred to the provinces

Ms Nelson told Sela Jane Hopgood the decades old problem has created the backlog of partially trained teachers.

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