Jayapura, Jubi – Papua’s Department of Education and Culture in will send teachers and principals to participate in management training at the University of the Sunshine Coast of Australia.
“This year there will definitely be teachers and principals who will take training management in Australia,” head of Education and Culture Department, Elias Wonda said in Jayapura on last week.
He said the program is designed to meet the demands of high schools or vocational schools in each regency/city.
“Teachers and principals will be sent gradually. The first cohort will be 30 people,” he added.
He said before going to Australia, the teachers must take English lessons.
“This program is a partnership with University of the Sunshine Coast of Australia and this program has been run from 2014 and will end in 2016, “he said.
He added that this cooperation is designed to strengthen the capacity of elementary teachers in five regions including Jayapura, Mimika, Wamena and Merauke regions.
“The training will be conducted twice and will be participated by 100 and 60 teachers for each, “said Wonda.
Earlier, the Rector of the University of the Sunshine Coast of Australia, Greg Hill said University of Sunshine Coast focused on education because it is believed that education could bring progress and change particularly more emphasis on the development of the younger generation.
Continued, University of the Sunshine Coast has brought many changes and it believes Cendrawasih University in Papua could do the same thing for its regions.
“What we do is more emphasis on the quality of education in order eradicate illiterates. To that end, we hope the children will have a better ducation in order to bring changes for Papua and their families, “said Greg Hill. (Alexander Loen/Tina)