The Yangoru Secondary School in East Sepik will undergo a major redevelopment under a K15.8 million project to support the school’s vision to become a regional centre of excellence.
The project is funded by Australia as part of its partnership with Papua New Guinea.
National Planning Minister Richard Maru, Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea Bruce Davis, and members of the school administration launched the project yesterday.
The significant infrastructure upgrade includes:
- Four new classrooms;
- a computing centre;
- two science laboratories; and,
- A library and four new dormitories, complemented by kitchen, dining and student amenities as well as four new staff houses, security lighting and fencing.
Maru expressed his appreciation saying that he was a strong supporter of the school’s vision.
“This redevelopment will greatly assist the school turn into a regional centre of excellence,” he said.
“It will enrol top students from the district as they enter the crucial academic years of 11 and 12.”
Davis was pleased to support this project and commended Maru and the school for their vision.
“I am proud to support this infrastructure redevelopment and the students that want to go on to access tertiary education,” he said.
Design work of the project has started and construction is expected to commence later during the year.