Standard Based Education In PNG To Be Implemented In 2020

In a statement, the Department of Education says about K30 million is required to accomplish the tasks required for Standards-Based Curriculum development for Primary and Secondary and phonics materials procurement.

This was revealed to the Senior Education Officers in a conference held at Goroka, Eastern Highlands this week.

The covers the printing of high school syllabuses, teaching guides and grades 4 to 6 Citizenship and Christian Values Education (CCVE) and teaching guides and training of SBC High Schools subjects.

Despite the financial implications which the department has made a request for, the SBC is currently progressing well.

According to the Education Departments Curriculum and Measurements Division, the full implementation of SBC elementary began in 2017.

The writing of SBC for Junior Primary level was completed in 2017 and printed in 2018, teacher training was done in few provinces by teachers colleges and was ready to be delivered to schools in 2018.

Also, Junior and Senior High School syllabuses and teacher guides writing have been completed, printed and packed and labelled for delivery by end of July 2019.

The CCVE Preparatory, Gr 1-3 Syllabuses and Teacher Guides have been written.

Printing has also been completed with packing and labelling being done for delivery at the end of 2019.

Writing of CCVE for grades 4-6 has started this month (July).

Also, the writing of the CCVE syllabuses and teachers guides for grades 7-12 will start in early 2020 and CCVE is expected to be fully completed by mid-2020.

The progress report on standards-based curriculum was presented by Acting First Assistant Secretary Curriculum and Measurement Annemarie Kona and Assistant Secretary Curriculum Development Division Steven Tandale.