The National – Tuesday, February 1, 2011
THE new Haku Day High School in Buka district in Bougainville will start classes for its first intake on Feb 7, according to the autonomous region’s education minister and Mahari constituency member John Tabinaman.
Ninety students from the six primary schools within Haku constituency were selected for two Grade 9 classes.
Four teachers were appointed to facilitate learning in the new school.
Tabinaman said he visited the school last Tuesday to check whether infrastructure was in place for the student intakes this year; and also see the physical site of the total land area that the school would occupy.
“I had to be convinced that the new infrastructure was ready for Haku Day High School.
“Most importantly, I was very impressed with the size of arable land allocated for the school by the landowners,” he said
He said a four-in-one classroom building and two teacher’s houses provided by Tanamalo Primary School would cater for the first Grade 9 intakes of the day high school this year.
Tabinaman also said that little work was still needed on the current four-in-one classroom building to improve its condition.
He requested the people of Haku constituency, especially those who would benefit from the high school, to co-operate with the education division and complete the necessary preparation work to meet the target date for this year’s classes.
The new Haku Day High School came as a request from the people of Haku constituency during the first Bougainville government’s meet and this year was earmarked for the commencement of the high school.
The new high school school is located within Tanamalo Primary School, a United church agency school.