Education in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea has been a GPE partner and member of the Asia and Pacific constituency since 2010. The country’s education plan, “Universal Basic Education Plan 2010-2019” is designed to achieve the following goal:
“All children of school age must enroll in school, complete nine years of basic education and should have learnt skills, knowledge and values covered in the basic education curriculum.”
The Plan aims to achieve the following results/outcomes:
- Improving access.
- Enhancing retention.
- Improving the quality of education.
- Enhancing management of basic education.
- Enhancing equity.
Since 2012, the government abolished tuition fees for all schooling systems from elementary to high schools to replace parental contributions. Government subsidies were also made available, for the first time, for distribution of supplementary reading materials to schools at the beginning of the school year.