Educationist suggests buying boats to cut costs

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday August 6th, 2013

 SCHOOLS along the Morobe coastline must control expenditure by buying their own boats to cut hire costs, a senior educationist says.

Morobe provincial senior assistant profession Berei Kalo on Monday urged schools in the three maritime districts of Huon Gulf, Finschhafen and Tewae-Siassi to buy their own school dinghies to make it easier to move supplies, staff and students.

Kalo was speaking at Voco Point, Lae, while delivering two outboard engines (75hp and 40hp) and a banana boat for the technical high school in Huon Gulf.

The engines and new boat will help move school supplies, academic staff, families and students.

“Morobe technical high sets the precedence with invaluable assistance from Huon Gulf Joint District and Budget Priority Committee that allocated K42,000 to buy the machines,” Kalo said.

“I appeal to other schools to have their own motors to avoid hiring boats as it costs too much.”

The school is located at Parogira, 150km south of Lae and hiring dinghies to deliver building materials, fuel for generators and other supplies is proving too costly.

Kalo accompanied school principal Tebora Gorotu and ancillary staff Isa Gipe, Charlie Gamato and Eware Israel to deliver the outboard motors.

He said transportation costs had been an issue over the years and used up half the school budget annually. 

Gorotu applauded district education coordinator Moses Wanga, administrator Robin Bazinuc, MP Ross Seymour and the school governing council’s foresight to ensure the newly established school achieves its purposes.