Free Education PolicyApril 7 2007 at 8:52 PM
The government and the up coming political parties are cramping in on this policy Free Eduaction Policy.... Is this a good policy for a country like Papua New Guinea?? Is it feasible?
Re: Free Education Policy
|April 8 2007, 7:15 PM |
We have a candidate in our area sprouting on about it too but when I asked him how much it would cost and how it would be funded he didn't have a clue.It would probably be a wonderful thing for everyone but it will never happen and until we can provide universal eduction we have no right to talk about "free" eduation.
Even the recent claims by NA of giving K100million for "free" education are lying to the people as with 1 million kids in school this equals K100 per student-SUBSIDISED,not FREE.
Re: Free Education Policy
|April 8 2007, 8:14 PM |
Good explaination, the word Free is misleading. Education truly needs good govt policy and support. A government may give a good Fee Subsidy. One of the areas that require good govt subsidy is the University fees. The University fees need to be properly subsidised to individual family affortability.
Free Education - Not Feasible
|April 9 2007, 5:27 AM |
Thanks for your comments, meri wau na annoym.
It appears that the government and even the political parties banking on free and subsidized education policy are ignorant of the social implications and also the detoriated educational facilities in the country. And above all, the manpower to transfer and nurture learning of the students... It's too bad, when we do not even know the structures and processes involved in attaining a finished education product.
The actions of such only indicates that the government has adhoc policies and even the political parties banking on this policy too. It will only ruin the country and the products from our system will be worst them the ones today. It is not a feasible policy though Ipatas said he can do it...infrasture is very poor still in his province..
The role of the government is to provide educational services and not to fund not subsidise fees. It is the role of the parents to take care of the child and even send him/her to school. It is their legal right and parents have not excuse. I just wish that the government can provide an effective educational system where parents can be assured of their childrens education.
With this in mind, the government has to put money where it will have positive returns in the long run and not short term. Immagine, sending students to schools and there are no teachers (stressed teacher), no library books, no desks and stools, no educational materials and more... What a waist???
The country does not need free education nor subsidy until its educational facilities are fixed. It has to know that, there are three things that is required to make things work; technology, process and people while the leader is in the middle to provide guidance and vision for the final product to be achieved. Ignorance of one of them will only led to failure...
Put money where returns can be tangible....we can not ignore systems and processes in producing quality products...
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