By TANYA LAHIES
THE community of Labu-Buttu village in Huon district, Morobe province, has been urged to build a library given that its primary school had none and that it was an important educational aspect for students.
This was the main message for the 13-year-old Labu-Buttu Primary School graduation given by one of the guest speakers – The National’s Momase regional editor Oseah Philemon.
Mr Philemon was speaking at the third Grade Eight and 10th elementary graduation that saw 24 Grade Eight students graduating.
He said there was a greater need for schools to have libraries as this would help improve reading and learning skills and further the students studies to another level.
Mr Philemon said that students would only excel in education if they read a lot of books and have useful resources that were available in the library and urged parents and the community to start planning for the construction.
“The only way into universities is to read a lot of books. That will help you to speak proper English and also to write clearly,” he told the graduands.
In addition, he warned the students that getting into drugs and alcohol would not help them excel in their future career and challenged them to set your goals and achieve it.
In the absence of keynote speaker, Lae Builders and Contractors representative Tom Horik stood in for owner Sir Bob Sinclair. Mr Horik also reiterated on the need for having a library in the school.
He said that the community needed to work in unity and be business minded.
He assured the villagers that Sir Bob was supportive of the Labu-Buttu and would help the people but only if they work together.