Secondary Education

Secondary education covers Grades 9 to 12, with lower secondary being Grades 9 and 10 and upper secondary, Grades 11 and 12.

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In general, management at the school level is satisfactory, but there are rooms for improvement. The communities, via their respective Boards of Management keep an inventory of school assets and stock. Financial management is generally sound. Many Boards of Management contribute well towards the construction and maintenance of school classrooms, teachers' houses and other school facilities. While this is so, much remains to be done to provide the support required to ensure that the general well-being and welfare of teachers are maintained.


The secondary curriculum has remained unchanged for a long time, but it is being reviewed at the moment. In the mean time, some schools have initiated school-based curriculum development in both the lower and upper secondary grades. This requires quality control as it can compromise standards. Over the years Manus secondary schools have performed poorly in both the Grade 10 and 12 examinations and this is a major concern to parents and other stakeholders. An investigation is being carried out to establish the reasons why this is the case.

To provide relevant, affordable quality secondary education to selected Grade 8 and Grade 10 graduates.

All four secondary schools in the province will be upgraded, resourced and equipped within budget to provide quality education.