MOGOL Secondary School in the Southern Highlands province last Wednesday received a K3.3 million cheque for major rehabilitation of its aging facilities like classrooms and teachers’ houses.
Mendi MP and deputy Governor Pr Isaac Joseph presented the money to the school last Tuesday at the school ground.
The occasion coincided with the country’s 34 Independence celebrations.
It was witnessed by students, teachers and the local community who put on traditional singsing, music concerts and other forms of activities to spice up the occasion.
The money is from the National Government’s rehabilitation of educational service improvement (RESI) programme for improving educational institutions nationwide.
Pr Joseph said Mogol Secondary was one of the first secondary schools in the province established in 1996 under the new education reform system and has proven academic excellence and output each year until the standard dropped in the last few years which he said was caused by poor infrastructure.
He said although he was in the Opposition, he was thankful to Education Minister and Tari-Pori MP James Marape and Governor Anderson Agiru for their efforts in helping him to secure the funds.
He said the funding would now help to rebuild the school’s infrastructure and, hopefully, bring the school back to its glory days.
Pr Joseph also allocated K200, 000 for the connection of electricity from Mendi to Mogol and the surrounding community.