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:

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: