EDUCATION SERVICES MINISTRY
The level of education of the people, in particular the adult literacy of the people in the Aitape, Lumi and Nuku areas is low relative to other parts of PNG. The Diocese has established and managed some of the earliest educational institutions and provided basic education to the people of the area for the last 100 years which includes:
- one High School in Nuku (Walamu High School) with annual student enrolment of 264 and total of 9 teachers;
- one Secondary School (St. Ignatius Secondary School) with annual student enrolment of 406 and total of 25 teachers and currently performing as a first and second top school in the country over the recent years;
- 19 Primary Schools with annual student enrolment of 3, 686 and total of 149 teachers;
- 44 Community Schools with annual student enrolment of 5, 120 and total of 135 teachers;
- 3 Girl's Vocational Centres with annual stud193 and total of 5 teachers; and
- one College of Distance Education Study Centre catering for bridging education.
Apart from the achievements stated above, the analysis carried out on this main program identified the following issues of concern to be taken into account in the new plan:
- Diocesan Education programs implementation inline with Nat. Education Act. And Plan
- Need to focus on remote schools
- Teachers not going to remote schools
- Some agency vocational schools to be closed.