Island school makes history with exams

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday October 16th, 2013


GRADE 12 students at St Xavier Secondary School in Wewak, East Sepik, are sitting for the national examinations for the first time.

The school is on Kairiru Island in the Wewak Islands Local Level Government.

Seventy-eight students began sitting for the exam on Monday.

Principal David Aram said they were expecting good results.

Aram said: “We are able to offer all subjects required by the matriculation unit despite lacking infrastructure and teaching material.”

He said the students internal exam marks were good.

Aram said enrolment for Grade 11 last year was 104 because the school was very old and lacked infrastructure and teaching materials. Some students went to other schools.

“However those who decided to stay back have proven to us that they can do better,” he said.