Motu-Koitabu Assembly puts young people’s education first


The Motu-Koitabu Assembly is prioritising the education of its young people from elementary to tertiary institutions, chairman Dadi Toka Jr says.
He said this when opening a new classroom supported by Japan’s Grassroots’ Grant Human Security Projects scheme last Tuesday.
Toka Jr, who is also deputy governor of National Capital District, said K500,000 had been budgeted to support grade 8 dropouts.
He said that under his leadership, he would make sure all students were supported to realise their childhood dreams of being in any profession: captains of ships, pilots of aircraft, lawyers, accountants, and others.
“Students who are not qualified to continue onto grade nine will be assisted through flexible open and distance education (Fode),” Toka said.
“We put a budget towards assisting them so they can improve their marks and move on.
“We can boost them for further studies towards universities and colleges. The more educated Motu-Koitabuans there are, more they can be employed and look after themselves in the city.
“This will help them to develop their own land by building houses and create a much better future for indigenous people.”
Toka Jr said a total of K500 000 would be used to renovate the burnt-down double classroom at Tatana Primary school. “We believe effective learning takes place in a good classroom,” he said.
“We will continue to support school infrastructure developments in the school.”
Toka Jr thanked the government of Japan for funding a one storey building with three classrooms for the school.