Secretary Dr. Uke Kombra has announced the 2019 term and holiday dates for parents and guardians to prepare in advance for their children’s education.
Dr. Kombra said that the early announcement of the term dates is to ensure that the parents and guardians and also interested individuals, Government Departments, business houses, churches, and Non-Government Organisations that also depend on the education calendar to plan their events and activities can have access to these dates earlier.
The term and holiday dates are as follows:
Teachers will officially resume duties on Monday, January 21, 2019 and students will resume classes a week later on Monday,January, 28, 2019. Term one (1) will have 11 teaching weeks, Term two (2)will have 10 weeks , Term three (3), 10 weeks and Term four (4), 11 weeks.
The term breaks will see students having one week break in Term one, two weeks in term two and a week in Term three before the academic year ends on Friday, December 13, 2019.
Meanwhile, the National Examination dates areas follows:
The Department has chosen the theme for 2019 as “Christian and Values Education for a Better Future”.
The theme was chosen to give prominence to the newly introduced Citizenship and Christian Values Education (CCVE)curriculum which has been made a compulsory subject from 2019 on wards.
With the inclusion of the CCVE subject as a compulsory subject in our schools we should be able to address the issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV), sorcery-related accusations and violence and many other law and order and behavioural issues affecting our children in such especially school fights.
The 2019 Education Calendar is being printed and will be distributed to the provincial education offices before the end of the year. It will also be uploaded on the Department’s website for the public to access. The website address is www.education.gov.pg.