Menyamya Primary lacks teachers

Momase, Normal

The National,Thursday19 January 2012

TAWA Primary School in Menyamya, Morobe province, is bursting at the seams with students but does not have enough teachers, classrooms and homes for them.
Headteacher Peter Heyatai said the school, with Grades three to eight classes, had 12 teachers for 800 students.
At a double-classroom launch in June last year, Morobe Governor Luther Wenge and Menyamya MP Philip Benjamin each promised K100,000 towards the school for projects. However, the funding from both politicians had not been received.
Heyatai urged the leaders to honour their commitments as the school badly needed the funds.
Tawa Primary serves 41 villages around Menyamya and Aseki, with a population of about 10,000 people.
Eight elementary schools feed Tawa, with the primary school enrolling 300 students to do Grade 3 each year.