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Sentani, Jubi – Papua Provincial Government will build five dormitory schools in five customary areas in order to increase human resources in Papua.

This was conveyed by a member of Commission V of the House of Representatives (DPR) Papua, Nathan Pahabol, in a seminar held by Lanny Jaya students, at Expo Waena Hall of Jayapura city on Saturday (October 7).

“To improve the human resources of Papua we must dare to make a major breakthrough. We have allocated the money in 2017. The Papua Provincial Government will build five schools in five customary areas,” Nathan said.

The school is said to be built in Tabi custom territory, Lapago, Saireri, Anim Ha, and Bomberai, all dormitories. The five schools to be built are high school level (SMA).

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“The budget and the location are ready,” he said.

To the participants of the seminar Nathan said that during a visit to Germany recently, he met with about 200 students from Papua and West Papua who are studying there.

“English language skills are necessary. Of the approximately 200 students, sent by Papua and West Papua Provinces, about 50 people were forced to return to Papua because they failed in English. They were not equipped with sufficient English skills earlier,” he explained.

Pahabol also said the purpose of building a dormitory school is to empower people in science, improve the quality of education, and build the character of children.

“The dormitory education program refers to the 1945 Constitution article 31. It has guaranteed 20 percent of the budget. In the Special Autonomy Law it is also clear that 30 percent for the local area. One of the main concerns is the development of foreign language skills so that the case in Germany will not happen again,” he said.(tabloidjubi.com/Zely)

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Thousands of children in Papua are allegedly glue-sniffing addicted

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The Head of Papua Education Office Christian Sohilait (left) observes the education facilities in Merauke, Saturday Sabtu (1/2/2020). – Jubi/Frans L Kobun

Merauke, Jubi – Papua Education Office is focussing on drafting a regional regulation on education. This education bill plans to cover the rights of teachers and students.

“One of our priorities is (the education for) children of glue-sniffing addicted. They are mostly indigenous Papuans. In Merauke, they are quite significant in number,” told the Head of Papua Education Office Christian Sohilait on Saturday (1/2/2020).

Based on his staff’s report, Christian said that at least around ten thousand children assumed in Papua has addicted to glue-sniffing. This situation is very alarming,and need to address immediately.

“With this huge number (of glue-sniffers), how can we ignore and not pay attention to them? It will turn to be a special case to address urgently,” said Sohilait.

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Concerning this behaviour among children, he thinks it links with the lack of support from family and parenting responsibility.

“Once they were born, parents should take care of and raise their children as well as provide education for them.”

Meanwhile, the Deputy Chair of Merauke local parliament Dominikus Ulukyanan admits the case of glue-sniffing addiction among children in the region.

“It is the responsibility of all parties to embrace as well as to provide ongoing assistance (to glue sniffing addicts).” (*)

 

Reporter: Ans K

Editor: Pipit Maizier

 

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Manokwari Regent orders officials to aware of coronavirus

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Manokwari Regent Demas Paulus Mandacan. – Jubi/Hans Arnold Kapisa

Manokwari, Jubi – Manowari Regent Demas Paulus Mandacan instructed Manokwari Health Office to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Mandacan declared that Manokwari is among regions of high risks of coronavirus spread.

He admitted knowing the status of coronavirus high alert in Manokwari from the press release issued by the Minister of Health. “I have instructed both regional secretariat and health office as well as relevant offices to conduct a preventive action immediately,” said Mandacan in Manokwari on Monday (26/1/2020).

According to him, Manokwari includes in the list of regions with a high level of vigilance towards the coronavirus outbreak concerning many Chinese workers in this region. These workers mostly work in PT SIDIC Semen Maruni, he said.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Health Office of West Papua Otto Parorongan confirms the report about a resident in Sorong had a symptom similar to coronavirus symptom. The suspect patient is now under medical treatment in Sele Belu Hospital, Sorong.

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“That’s right that one person in Sorong is coronavirus suspect, but it is still under examination. So it could not categorise as coronavirus case. People should not be panic, because the medical staffs have taken steps to anticipate this,” Otto told Jubi reporter in Manokwari. (*)

 

Reporter: Hans Kapisa

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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A suspected coronavirus tourist in Raja Ampat confirms from Hong Kong

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Sorong, Jubi – A tourist from Hong Kong identified as YP, who visits Raja Ampat, West Papua Province, has been suspected of being infected with the coronavirus. Currently, he is under treatment at Sele be Hospital in Sorong City.

“He initially visited Raja Ampat for diving, but experienced fever and pain. He then referred to Pertamina Sorong Hospital on 25 January 2020,” said the Director of Sele be Solu Hospital dr Mavkren J Kambuaya on Monday (27/1/2020).

Now, YP is treated with medicine to reduce fever and pain while his condition is getting better. Regarding the case, the hospital has coordinated with the local health quarantine department and health office for further examination. “This is to find out whether the patient is the coronavirus suspect,” added Kambuaya.

Dr Kambuaya further explained that they should conduct a further respiratory examination. The result will be sent to Jakarta to confirm whether the patient has coronavirus or not. Meanwhile, YP will be in quarantine for seven to fourteen days for further examination.

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However, Dr Kambuaya asked people not to worry. “Because it is still suspected, not yet a case,” he explained. (*)

 

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