Graduation praised but school still facing huge problems

Highlands

SIXTY-one grade 10 students have graduated from remote Jimi High School in Jiwaka.
It marked the school’s 18th graduation.
Guests at the graduation on Friday flew in on a Missionary Aviation Fellowship aircraft because there are no roads.
Principal Jerome Korkie highlighted the difficulties the school had faced since its establishment in 1997.
One of the challenges was the high cost of transportation of learning materials, food, fuel, and other necessities that keepthe school functional.
“The school has been battling tough geographical terrain since its establishment in 1997,” Korkie said.
“The only transportation mode to date is by air.
“The bigger component of the school’s budget is consumed by air freight from Mt Hagen.
“Road conditions have always remained despicable and inaccessible.

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