The National, Wednesday June 26th, 2013
By SONIA KENU
THE Waigani Primary School yesterday took delivery of 100 locally made desks, courtesy of under a new programme sponsored by NCD Governor Powes Parkop.
Local contractor Gunika Ltd was engaged by the governor to produce desks for 43 primary schools in the National Capital District.
Parkop said last year he was engaged in building classrooms and teachers’ houses but this year he wants to try something different but with the aim in ensuring all students have a space in the classroom.
“I thank the contractor for building the desks to sustain weight which I believe would last a long time,” Parkop said.
“I urge students to take care of the desks.
“Do not write on them because they were not made for that.
“Use it for study purposes and become somebody that we can look up to in the future.”
Headmaster Sam Puwa thanked Parkop for providing desks for the school at a timely course.
“We are in need of desks at this very time because we have enrolled more students this year compared to the previous years.
“Upon this presentation we request that in your next visit we would want text books for Grades 3-8 because we have very limited stock.
“Also we have a classroom that has not been completed and inform you that we are looking out for financial assistance to complete the building.
Gunika Ltd manager Manu Lofena said 900 desks have already been delivered to other primary schools.
“We have 600 desks in stock for delivery,” Lofena said.
“We will delivery the next 100 to Evedahana Primary School this Friday.”