Recently, there have been talks on social media about a practical pathway for Education in Goilala.
According to the Catholic Church Agency, the best pathway for Education in Goilala is “the plan we have in place now incorporates the new structure of 1-6-6 (Elementary-Primary-Secondary), and allows for the sensible, sequential building up of what is a fragile system of education in the district.”
What I understand out of this plan is there will be ONLY ONE Secondary High School in Goilala. Which will get intakes from Primary Schools in Goilala. These primary schools will get its intakes from Elementary schools where kids are prepared for Primary schools.
Without trying to ask for what type of plans Government – Provincial Education board and District Education sector – has for Education in Goilala, I personally support the Catholic Church agency with their plan.
My reasons are as follows.
 Catholic Agency is the sole Authority responsible for Education in Goilala.
It’s a Law. If this was to be reversed, they another Law has to be drawn up to repel the Agency ownership arrangement.
 Catholic Agency plan suits Goilala far better.
Goilala Community schools are known for inconsistency. The number of classes in each school is not steady. Hence the supply of Grade 7 students into Tapini is very inconsistent as well.
To cater for this, having a large number of Primary schools to choose from would help Tapini Sacred Heart High School cover and make up its numbers to ensure the student population attending Tapini SHHS is stable.
 Goilalas Always Dont Consider Education a Priority.
Parents in Goilala don’t prioritize education so much. That is why putting their children in School is not seen as a MUST thing to do. This is one reason why student enrollment at each school is very unpredictable.
 No Income generating Avenues in Goilala.
There is no money to pay for children’s school fees. This is why parents can not afford to enroll their kids in School. This act directly contributes to less student enrolled, which over 6 years results in fewer intakes into Tapini SHHS.
 Goilala Does not have the Population.
Goilalas populations do not warrant a second High School in Goilala. We are OK having one Secondary High School which can take in students from all Primary schools in Goilala.
 Tapini SHHS is the BEST PERFORMING SHHS.
Why compete against the best when all you can do is Join and be part of the BEST.
 Government Run Schools Breeds and Promote Corruption.
Abuse and misuse and incompetence in the public service machinery of PNG is one fact that can not be ignored if we want to ensure the Future leaders of Goilala are schooled effectively and efficiently using competent and professional teachers who abide by and are controlled by very strict Catholic Church principles and Rules and Regulations.
Other points I can add include [a] Infrastructure [b] Teacher shortage [c] Corruption within Goilala Education sector and others but I might bore you to sleep.
Let us be practical and brutal in trying to address education in Goilala.
We are fortunate to have Catholic Agency manage our Education system in Goilala. If it was run/managed by Government, and with the level of corruption we have to flourish in Government systems, we would have been producing dropouts and failures year in year out from Tapini SHHS.
Right Now, Tapini SHHS is the TOP number one ranked High School in Central Province. All because it is Managed by the Catholic Church Agency.
Give credit where its due and work with a partner that knows how to make it work and produce high-quality students.
This is my Opinion ONLY.
This does not reflect anyone but my mere opinion on Education in Goilala.