Firm helps school with new classroom

The National,Friday July 1st, 2016

STUDENTS at a primary school in Southern Highlands can now enjoy learning in the comfort of a new classroom, thanks to Oil Search Limited.
The classroom at Tubo Primary School is the most recent project to be completed under the Oil Search community area planning (CAP) programme at a cost of more than K70,000.
It was officially handed over to the school recently, witnessed by students, parents, school management and the local community.
The school was established in 2005 and serves the communities around Lake Kutubu, including Tugiri, Tubo, Gesege and Hegeso.
The school cater for Grades one to eight students with a population of 352 and 11 teachers.
The demand for a new classroom was identified by Oil Search’s community affairs team as an impact project that would assist the school accommodate for an increase in student enrolment.
School headmaster Justin Tugi acknowledged the contribution from Oil Search towards education of children in their area.
“Since the school was established, most of the classrooms were made from bush materials. The new classroom has transformed the image of the school and it will accommodate the students and I am pleased,” Tugi said
He said the school was fortunate to be a recipient of a new classroom and the community appreciated it.
Oil Search community affairs officer Murex Kilata thanked the school and the community for their support during the construction of the classroom and urged students to make full use of the opportunity to learn in it.
“More students must be educated and I encourage students to take your education seriously as you are the future leaders of your villages, province and the country,” he said.
The community was also encouraged to take ownership of the facility and put it to good use.
Since the inception of the Oil Search CAP programme in 2004, a total of 127 community projects have been implemented.
Oil Search CAP has invested more than K2 million in projects aimed at raising living standards within the Oil Search project-impacted areas since 2004.