District elevates status of only high school to secondary


JIMI High School in Jiwaka will be upgraded to a secondary school next year, provincial education adviser Erwin Us says.
Us made the announcement earlier this month in Jimi while accompanying local MP Wake Goi to the electorate to deliver K200,000 for the people to celebrate Independence Day.
Us said Jimi High School would start enrolling students for grade 11 next year.
He said the school would be inspected and monitored closely to ensure it met the standards required for a secondary school.
Us said Goi had made it a goal to have Jimi be a secondary school by 2020 and that would now become a reality.
Goi promised to continue his support for education in the electorate.
He supported the high school by using district service improvement project (DSIP) funds to buy rations for it.
Goi said Jimi was the only high school in his electorate and he has been airlifting rations to the school as well as flying students to the school and back home using the DSIP funds.
He said his next project was to build a new high school at Koinambe.
Goi also announced the construction of a new library for Jimi high school and a classroom building which would cost K1.8 million at the event.

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