By ELIAS LARI
DOLIBA High School in Chimbu has received 42 computers and solar panels worth K300,000.
The school, which is located in remote Karamui- Nomane, has 400 students in Grade Nine and 10.
Karamui-Nomane MP Mogerma Sigo Wei bought the computers and the solar panels using his district services improvement programme (DSIP) funds.
Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas and Chimbu Governor Noah Kool witnessed Wei’s presentation of the equipment on Monday.
Under Wei’s leadership, the district had paid K4 million in school fee subsidies for about 1400 students attending tertiary institutions in the county and abroad since 2013.
Wei promised that computing lessons would be taught in his district, beginning at elementary level.
“I want to focus on human resources and, as you can see, most of my DSIP funds are diverted to education,” he said.
Wei said he would provide computers to all schools because students needed to start learning early.
He said his vision was to help produce well-educated people in his electorate.
“Yes, we can compete even if our electorate is located in the most remote part of the province,” he said.
“I believe in quality human resource and make sure we have to focus on promoting a better education for our children,” Wei said.
He appealed to the students to use the equipment properly to better their education.
By ELIAS LARI