The National, Monday March 3rd, 2014
EDUCATION is a priority for the Tari-Pori people and children must be supported to attend schools, local MP James Marape says.
During the commissioning of two classrooms and a teachers house his district funded at Habare Adventist Primary School, Marape, who is Finance Minister, told his people to take ownership of the Government’s free and compulsory education policy and support children get better education.
He said he would work towards upgrading two high schools in his electorate to secondary school status, as well as upgrading Habare and Pori to possible high school status.
“Pori Tari district commits K2.5 million for these programmes to improve and prioritise education in the electorate,” he said.
Marape proposed to build four new primary schools in Tari town area to cater for the increasing population.
He took the opportunity to acknowledge the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for this wonderful partnership in education and health.
Pastor Peter Oli, president of Western Highlands Mission of the SDA, thanked Tari district for placing confidence in the church by assisting with resources to continue developing the school.
The church and district agreed that the school would start offering high school and that district and church would continue to assist this school and other church-run schools and health facilities.