K10mil set out for school-fee loans

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 29th May 2013

 THE Enga provincial government will allocate more than K10 million to assist children in private schools in the province.

Enga Governor Peter Ipatas said the special loan facility would be available when a new microbank for the province was opened. 

Parents whose children attend private schools can acquire loans for school fees.

The Enga government has invested more than K180 million in human resource development, mainly on school fee subsidies and infrastructure development, since Ipatas began prioriortising education in 1987.

He gave K750,000 to the Amapyaka Highlands Lutheran International School in Wapenamanda last Saturday.

Ipatas said although private schools did not benefit directly from provincial and national government subsidy programmes, Enga would help schools not on the public school subsidy list.

The notable private schools in Enga are Four Square International School, Kompiam Baptist International, Porgera International, Amapyaka Lutheran International and Kungumanda Community Health Workers College.

“We will park about K10 million in the microbank that we plan to open early next year. This money is intended to assist everyone in the province,” Ipatas said. 

“We will come up with a special loan facility to assist parents whose children attend private schools to acquire loan for school fees.”