LEAP programme begins in Malaita

Malaita provincial education authority mentor Fred Philip Ramoli
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Malaita provincial education authority mentor Fred Philip Ramoli

LEADERS education authorities programme (LEAP) under the ministry of education human resources development (MEHRD) is set to kick off in 16 primary schools in Malaita.

The programme deals with literacy in certain schools identified.

Speaking to Island Sun Auki, provincial education authority mentor Fred Philip Ramoli said the programme helps and improves students’ opportunities to learn literacy and to strengthen the work of the provincial education authorities (PEA) and school leadership.

“It is also to increase the standards or competencies of our primary schools so that pupils can achieve the standard we set.

“It is also a fundamental skill for learning and ability to live a fulfilling and meaningful life and student’s level of primary education need to attain the literacy competencies and standard.”

Ramoli said LEAP focusses on reading, writing, speaking, listening, view and presenting.

Ramoli added in February LEAP has set foot in Malaita to concentrate on 16 indentified primary schools to bring change in the education sector.

“We are not here to control the Malaita education Authority but to help in its education system.”

Both teachers and students are the targeted ones to undergo these programmes, Ramoli said.

This programme is also conducted in 90 primary schools in six provinces throughout the country.

They are Malaita, Guadalcanal, Central, Isabel, Renbel and Temotu provinces.

The programme will continue for two years.