Children celebrate opening of school building in East Sepik

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By GYNNIE KERO in East Sepik
CHILDREN attending a school in the Yangoru-Saussia district of East Sepik are celebrating the opening of their new building which cost K200,000.
District Development Authority chief executive officer Jacob Yafai said 69 students attending the Numindogum Elementary School in the Numbo local level government.
Teacher Canute Fehi thanked MP Richard Maru who had allocated funding for the school building which he opened yesterday.
Fehi said the new building had desks for the children who used to sit on the floor.
Of the 69 students, 37 are in elementary prep, 28 in elementary one and 22 in elementary two.
After completing their elementary education, the students move onto the feeder school at Warasau, an hour’s walk away.
Maru yesterday urged parents to be careful on how they behave in the community because children “imitate their parents”.
He advised them against consuming homebrew and other bad habits. Maru said he was focusing on an educated and healthy population. A clinic is expected to be opened in Numindogum soon.
On quality education, Maru said an audit would be conducted on the teaching staff especially early childhood teachers in the district.
“We want qualified teachers.
“Those who do not have papers should get your papers,” Maru said.

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