High school elevated to secondary status, students start in 2020


THE Jimi High School in Jiwaka has been elevated to secondary status, giving people in the most remote part of the province a chance to see a big change in the education standard, MP Wake Goi says.
Goi said there would be 40 students in each of first five classes of grade 11 next year. Goi thanked Education Minister Joseph Yopyyopy and secretary Dr Uke Kombra for elevating the school to secondary status.
He promised to continue supporting the school so that after 2022, Jimi will become one of the best secondary schools in the country.
“I will continue to support with my DSIP budget to make sure that the standard of education will rise,” he said.
“Currently, students, teachers, staff, food rations and learning materials for the school are airlifted because of the poor road condition.
“I will continue to make sure Jimi secondary will become a modern school.”
Goi said 200 grade 11 students are expected next year.