IT Skills Enhancement: Gordon Secondary Teachers Lead Papua New Guinea's Education Initiative

 PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — Twenty teachers from Gordon Secondary School successfully graduated on Friday from a month-long basic computing training program facilitated by the International Business and Technical College (IBTC).

The training, sponsored by the Moresby North-East Technical Vocational Education Training (Tvet) scheme, focused on equipping senior teachers and department heads with essential IT and computing skills. Moresby Northeast MP John Kaupa emphasized the importance of up-skilling teachers in the digital age to enhance their effectiveness in education.

"This initiative is crucial as we navigate a computerized world," Kaupa stated, highlighting the necessity for teachers to grasp fundamental computer operations and software applications.

The pilot project at Gordon Secondary School, costing K150,000, marks the beginning of a broader initiative across other high schools, secondary schools, and Tvet centers in the district. Future training sessions will extend to schools like De La Salle, Marianville, and Koiari Park Adventist.

Gordon Secondary principal George Kenega expressed satisfaction with the training, emphasizing its role in enhancing teaching quality and transformative impact on students' lives.

Lyne Johnathan, a senior teacher, praised the program for imparting essential Microsoft Office skills such as Word, Excel, and Power Point, noting their practical value in saving time and improving productivity.

In related developments, K2 million has been allocated to the Moresby North-East Tvet to support students seeking second chances in technical trades and short-term programs.

The ongoing commitment to education and technological literacy underscores efforts to empower educators and students alike across Papua New Guinea.

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