East Sepik education plight continues

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EAST Sepik provincial education planner Michael Mellam says enrolment for the new Turubu High School will commence next year.
He made the announcement to the people of Turubu at Mambei Primary School last Friday where he officially opened a double classroom for the school.
“The high school for Turubu is long overdue and we will work quickly to ensure that it will begin class next year,” he said.
Limawo Holdings Limited deputy chairman Martin Shukwei said the school was long overdue for the people of Turubu and he was ready to provide land at Samawia for the proposed high school.
Wewak Open MP Jim Simatab, who was the guest of honour at the ceremony, blasted Mr Mellam and the education office in Wewak for failing to furnish him an education plan for the district to enable him to budget support for education services in his electorate.
“I have not seen any plans for the district. How do you expect me to provide support for education?
“This attitude of working in isolation should change if we are to make a difference in the education of our children,” he said.
Mr Simatab said East Sepik had failed miserably to send enough students to universities this year.
“I promise heads will roll in the eduction division this year. We need to bring about change for a higher standard of education in the province.”