MP comes to school’s aid as food runs out

Papua

Embogo High school in Northern is waiting for its tuition fee free (TFF) funds to arrive to be able to buy food for students.
The school was about to close and send the students home when Ijivitari MP Richard Masere came to their rescue with K10,000 worth of food supplies.
Principal Charles Jorai said the situation was getting worse.
“Though the provincial education division requested parents to assist but this was very slow so we had to look elsewhere,” Jorai said. “We may close the school.”
Masere said the school approached him last week for assistance.
“We responded immediately with the purchase of the food supply which we anticipate will last them for about two weeks as they await the funding,” he said.
TFF funding is an important part of any school in the country, particularly boarding schools that depend on the money to buy food for the students.
The lack of funding is a big challenge for many boarding schools across the country.

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