The National, Thursday 2nd May 2013
CORONATION College in Lae is undergoing a K1 million extension of its boarding house because of an increase in enrolment and demand for beds.
Principal Vincent Mbuge said work on the extension began in January and is expected to be completed in June.
“Niugini Builders has been contracted to build the boarding house extension which is funded by the International Education Agency (IEA) through its capital funds, which the school applied for, and was granted K1 million to do the extension,” Mbuge said.
“Current boarding house number is 96 with some boys on reserve.
“The extension will cater for 44 students: 22 boys and 22 girls. The total boarding enrolment will be 144.
“The boarding facilities are modern and the food is excellent. Students at the boarding house enjoy a variety of recreational activities as well as having access to a 25m swimming pool located in the school grounds.
“The college believes that students have a responsibility to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them.
“The college is not academically elitist in either entry criteria or its educational programmes.
“Students are encouraged to develop their individual talents to their own highest levels, whether these skills are technical or academic or both.”
Coronation College is a registered non-profit association with membership comprising current fee-payers and staff.
It is a self-supporting and self-managing enterprise and is a member of the IEA, which is a non-profit education organisation, operating as a government approved agency with the PNG national education system.
The college is governed by a board which is elected by current registered members of the association.