PNG EDUCATION secretary Dr Uke Kombra says schools must learn to live with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and observe protocols to avoid to disruptions to classes.
He said the schools had water taps installed and they had been given sanitisers to use and protocols needed to be observed diligently by students and teachers.
“We have to live with it (Covid-19) as it is not going to go away.
“We have now gone through the pandemic and we have to live with it but maintain the protocols that we have been advocating such as hand washing and using all the preventative measures,” he said.
“We must be resilient and vigilant to learn to live with it.”
He said last year classes were suspended for two weeks due and this will not happen this year.
Meanwhile, Kombra added that the second payment of the government tuition free fee would be released as soon the Finance Department released it to the Education Department.
He added that the Department was also reviewing the Education Act for submission to the National Executive Council.
He said some of the things in the act would fill the challenges gaps that the department was facing like the new 1-6-6 structure and the standards base education curriculum.
The National/ PNG Health Watch