Planting the seed to reap tomorrow - Impressive

Planting the seed to reap tomorrow - Impressive

Anonymous
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June 16th, 2011, 4:45 am #1

Planting the seed to reap tomorrow

FOR years, Enga Governor Peter Ipatas has been an advocate of universal education.
He has been pushing for and talking about the fact that without an educated population, the country cannot move forward. As a result, over the years, he has set aside money in his provincial budget to subsidise education for Enga students, one of the few governors in the country to pursue this policy. The trouble is subsidies can only go a certain part of the way and is a drain year in year out on the coffers of the provincial government. It is a noble policy and is worth investing in because, as Mr Ipatas rightly says, we need an educated population to lead the country forward.
School subsidies are also a way to pay for schools fees for children who come from not so well off backgrounds, whose chance at succeeding academically are often cut short by the fact that their parents cannot afford the schools fees.
It is obvious Mr Ipatas has not given up on the ideals of an educated elite. He has pumped money, which he usually sets aside as school subsidies into a foundation named after himself, called the Ipatas Foundation Inc. The Ipatas Foundation Inc is a non-profit organisation established by the Enga Provincial Government. The foundation is registered and certified under the Association Incorporation Act of PNG and is run by a board who are appointed by the Enga Provincial Executive Council.
The chairman of the foundation is former Chief Secretary to the Government, Ambassador Isaac Lupari CBE, who we might add, adds punch to the foundation which will draw on his experience as a top public servant and the fact that his time here and overseas would have established a network that can only work to advance the goals and aspirations of the foundation.
Some may say this is for a self promotion but it really is a program worth looking at closely by the rest of the country’s provincial governments. The foundation, being run under the watchful eyes Mr Lupari, has come up with an innovative way to advance the school subsidy scheme for the Enga Provincial Government. Under the foundation, the Enga Provincial Government’s commitment to fund free education is pooled into a trust account administered by the foundation called the Students Financial Assistance Scheme (SFAS).
The SFAS consists of a subsidy and a loan assistant scheme. The subsidy is for students attending grades 7-12 in schools in the Enga Province. Under the scheme, the foundation will pay 50 per cent of their school fees while the residual will be paid only after the parental share is paid.
The Loan Assistant Scheme is for Students of Engan descendants or children on non-Engan who have lived in the province for more than three years. The scheme will provide loan of up to 50 per of school fees. However, special consideration will also be given for 100 per cent financing for students undertaking studies in specialised colleges and universities.
Under the scheme, the successful applicants sign a loan agreement whereby the applicant agrees to repay the loan, after they complete their studies and are employed. The applicant will also give permission to the foundation to access academic results directly from the colleges or universities to monitor their academic progress.
The foundation will also seek scholarships for students, who have a superior academic performance, by placing their profile on the foundation’s website. This includes scholarship for students who wish to pursue higher degree studies abroad.
We see a lot of potential in the foundation’s vision.
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rotten seeds
rotten seeds

June 16th, 2011, 10:13 am #2

An educated elite, by definition, means an educated minority. We do NOT want an educated minority.

Also, notice that the more educated we become, the more corrupt we become? Notice that the most corrupt are oftentimes the most educated?

What seeds are we really planting for tomorrow? The good governor Ipatas is as corrupt as they come. Is he trying to train more to follow in his footsteps?
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Stret toka
Stret toka

June 16th, 2011, 10:36 am #3

Since when does being educated mean being more corrupt. Corruption has got nothing to do with how educated you are!

Corruption, is about your own personal/professional ethics or lack of. Greed has got nothing to do with how educated you are. Ipitas is a very greedy and power hungry man....I wouldnt call him well educated.
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interesting
interesting

June 17th, 2011, 12:13 am #4

However in PNG our most corrupt all all within the educated elite! Simple villagers are not corrupt.
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Stret toka
Stret toka

June 17th, 2011, 12:32 am #5

'Simple villagers are not corrupt'...are you kidding me? What form of corruption are you talking about......greed is greed ! and it happens at village level right through to the eletist and leaders of our country. You dont have to be educated to be corrupt...we have rascals in PNG that have none or limited education and participate in criminal and corrupt practices every day.

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teardrop
teardrop

June 17th, 2011, 10:14 am #6

Personally I became very educated on how to pick pocket and steal once I left the village. I thank PNG for a very successful urban education.
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Envious
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June 18th, 2011, 3:11 am #7

Planting the seed to reap tomorrow

FOR years, Enga Governor Peter Ipatas has been an advocate of universal education.
He has been pushing for and talking about the fact that without an educated population, the country cannot move forward. As a result, over the years, he has set aside money in his provincial budget to subsidise education for Enga students, one of the few governors in the country to pursue this policy. The trouble is subsidies can only go a certain part of the way and is a drain year in year out on the coffers of the provincial government. It is a noble policy and is worth investing in because, as Mr Ipatas rightly says, we need an educated population to lead the country forward.
School subsidies are also a way to pay for schools fees for children who come from not so well off backgrounds, whose chance at succeeding academically are often cut short by the fact that their parents cannot afford the schools fees.
It is obvious Mr Ipatas has not given up on the ideals of an educated elite. He has pumped money, which he usually sets aside as school subsidies into a foundation named after himself, called the Ipatas Foundation Inc. The Ipatas Foundation Inc is a non-profit organisation established by the Enga Provincial Government. The foundation is registered and certified under the Association Incorporation Act of PNG and is run by a board who are appointed by the Enga Provincial Executive Council.
The chairman of the foundation is former Chief Secretary to the Government, Ambassador Isaac Lupari CBE, who we might add, adds punch to the foundation which will draw on his experience as a top public servant and the fact that his time here and overseas would have established a network that can only work to advance the goals and aspirations of the foundation.
Some may say this is for a self promotion but it really is a program worth looking at closely by the rest of the country’s provincial governments. The foundation, being run under the watchful eyes Mr Lupari, has come up with an innovative way to advance the school subsidy scheme for the Enga Provincial Government. Under the foundation, the Enga Provincial Government’s commitment to fund free education is pooled into a trust account administered by the foundation called the Students Financial Assistance Scheme (SFAS).
The SFAS consists of a subsidy and a loan assistant scheme. The subsidy is for students attending grades 7-12 in schools in the Enga Province. Under the scheme, the foundation will pay 50 per cent of their school fees while the residual will be paid only after the parental share is paid.
The Loan Assistant Scheme is for Students of Engan descendants or children on non-Engan who have lived in the province for more than three years. The scheme will provide loan of up to 50 per of school fees. However, special consideration will also be given for 100 per cent financing for students undertaking studies in specialised colleges and universities.
Under the scheme, the successful applicants sign a loan agreement whereby the applicant agrees to repay the loan, after they complete their studies and are employed. The applicant will also give permission to the foundation to access academic results directly from the colleges or universities to monitor their academic progress.
The foundation will also seek scholarships for students, who have a superior academic performance, by placing their profile on the foundation’s website. This includes scholarship for students who wish to pursue higher degree studies abroad.
We see a lot of potential in the foundation’s vision.
Excellent job Governor Ipatas, I envy you and the Enga province. I wish I was from Enga myself. The Enga population should be proud of you.
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very impressive indeed
very impressive indeed

June 18th, 2011, 11:25 am #8

I believe that all PNG peoples deceased of HIV AIDS would and should be envious that Gov Ipatas was able to get the anti-AIDS drugs and stay alive. Power gives you privileges, no doubt about it.
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