President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. will focus on the development of the education sector by declaring 2019 as the “Year of Innovative Learning and Excellence.”
The declaration was made by Remengesau during the National Day of Prayer at the National Capitol on January 3.
In an interview, Remengesau said that the year of learning will be focused on the family, the young, and the old.
“I believe everyone, every family, with the support of our education, and our professional people that Palau can better addressed the challenges this year,” Remengesau said.
“We all have a role to play in keeping up with the innovative thinking on how we can solve complex problems that are always there on the horizon,” Remengesau added.
Plans to employ new technology in the education curriculum are some of the things to be expected this year, according to the president.
Remengesau said that he eyes to equip every classroom in Palau with computers and other new technology. There is also a plan to adapt long-distance learning by taking advantage of the telecommunication advancement brought by the establishment of fiber optics.
Remengesau, during the start of his second term as President, had designated a particular theme every year in which his administration will put emphasis on. Last year was proclaimed as the “Year of Good Health.”
Just a day after Christmas, Remengesau signed into law the bill requiring all public school teachers in Palau to have at least an associate degree in education or in their relevant fields as a response to the demand to improve the quality of education in the country. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)