Incomplete classroom under probe

National, Normal

The National – Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PARENTS of students attending Naringel Primary School in the Los Negroes LLG in Manus have been waiting for 10 years to see the completion of a new classroom.
They have raised concerns and are claiming the misappropriation of K10,000 set aside for the construction of the new classroom.
A cheque for K10,000 was deposited to the school’s account by the National Gaming Board to fund the new classroom in 2001.
The money was believed to have been withdrawn by the school’s board of management to buy building material for the new classroom.
However, the classroom is far from completion with only a few iron roofs bought in 2001, according to provincial police commander Alex N’drasal.
Naringel Primary and Elementary schools started this year with six classrooms – four classrooms for primary students and two classrooms for elementary students accommodating 30 students.
The case is still pending as investigations are underway until sufficient evidence is made available.
N’drasal added that people in the province had an attitude problem and there was a need for them to change.
“I urged the people in the province to change their attitude and work alongside the provincial government in order to make way for more developments to take place,” he said.