The economic challenges Papua New Guinea is facing can be conquered through proactive strategies involving information communication technology (ICT) in our education system, an entrepreneur says.
AERIAL Consultant Ltd executive officer Olive Sakiasi told a seminar hosted by the PNG Institute of National Affairs yesterday that ICT was the best way forward in education for PNG.
She said the education system was a vital agent for human resources development.
Sakiasi said if Papua New Guinea had an education system that developed the mindsets of students to be adaptive and innovative, the ripple effect would be entrepreneurship and positive economic progress.
She said the Papua New Guinea education system annually pushed out 80 per cent of school leavers into the streets.
“The majority of graduating students are forgotten and their potentials neglected,” Sakiasi said.
Institutue of National Affairs executive director Paul Barker said: “The vision of AERIAL is fantastic. It is about enabling Papua New Guineans to take up the opportunities that are available to them to realise and develop inherent potentials and not be reliant on outsiders. Our biggest resource is the human resource.” The National