Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Annual Pacific Educational Conference early August

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): May 5, 1998 - President Jacob Nena regretfully inform Dr. John Kofel that he would not be able to attend the 15th Annual Pacific Educational Conference scheduled for August 4 to the 6. However, he is designating Deputy Secretary of the FSM Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs to attend the meeting on his behalf.

The conference theme is "Pacific Educators: Voyaging with a Vision", which Nena said, is central to the development in the FSM.

Annually, the conference participation was over 1000 people from across the Pacific, US mainland and numerous international locations.

During the three-day event, over 150 workshop presentations are offered, covering a wide range of topics relevant to strengthening the education of children. It has become the event for Pacific educators to share successes, learn from each other, and further networks to better serve children.

The conference places a heavy emphasis on cultural learning and sharing. Various delegations share songs, dances, or other important aspects of their culture during the course of the conference.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356