“The level of incompetence and mismanagement by our officials cannot be excused or tolerated.” That’s the word by Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill at UPNG’s 60th Graduation ceremony this morning.
This was sad, referring to schools being closed down because of lack of funding.
O’Neill said that all funds for the first half of the year totalling over K300Million was released for school fees adding that he does not want to hear any more excuses as reasons to divert funds elsewhere. He said that “our people deserve better” and assured students and parents that he will look into this issue in the “next few days”
Mr O’Neill also went ahead and promised that 4000 rooms will be made available for the students of UPNG after The Pacific games and K1Million towards infrastructure upgrades in the school.
He added that funding of K200million will be set aside for students starting next year so that they may loan and pay tuition fees while in school which they will pay back once they have found employment.
O’Neill said this is all in efforts to improve the quality of education in PNG.