Madang school launches SLIP initiative

Momase, Normal

The National, Thursday 2nd May 2013


THE Good Shepherd Lutheran High School in Madang has launched its learning improvement programme (SLIP) to run up to 2015.

The launching of SLIP was attended by government officials, development partners, teachers and students.

Deputy principal Nicholas Asuak said school infrastructure was badly in need of upgrading to cater for the growing number of students every year.

Asuak said they were struggling with the limited resources they had after being isolated for years.

“The purpose of launching this SLIP is for parents, stakeholders and the Madang community to know that Good Shepherd Lutheran High School has a plan in place to improve the school which we are all partners in,” Asuak said.

He the school was owned by the Lutheran agency but teachers were paid and appointed by the government.

Asuak said the school received a K280,000 subsidy which it would use to buy learning materials.

Teacher Service Commission regional advisor Joseph Ouyoumb said SLIP was the way for schools to get funding.

Ouyoumb said many schools in Madang and Momase region did not seeking assistance from his office for development plans.

Asuak said they would need nearly K1 million to upgrade and maintain infrastructure at the school.

Student representative Jacklyn Kins said students needed more textbooks and other learning materials.