Central PA pays schools’ rations

The National,Friday June 10th, 2016

THE Central provincial administration has come to the rescue of eight boarding schools in the province following reports of low food rations.
This is due to the unavailability of funds from the tuition fee free subsidy from the Government.
Last Friday, the administration delivered a cheque of K160,000 to the SVS supermarket in Port Moresby for rice, tinned meat and fish, noodles and other items to the schools. Affected are Kwikila Secondary School, Laloki Secondary School, Kupiano Secondary School, Mt Diamond SDA Secondary School, Mainohana Catholic Secondary School, Iarowari Secondary School, Sacred Heart High School Tapini, and Ianu High School.
Provincial administrator GuniGei said each school would receive K20,000 worth of food. He said the hardest hit schools were the big boarding institutions with big student populations.
They were on the verge of closing down due to non-payment and delay in the release of the tuition fee free subsidies.
He told the management of SVS that food would only be supplied to school principals. Sacred Heart High School in Tapini, Goilala district will have their rations airlifted.