New classroom eases overcrowding concerns

Education

A PRIMARY school in Port Moresby opened its new four-in-one classroom last Wednesday funded by the National Capital District Commission.
NCD Governor Powes Parkop officiated at the opening at Tatana Primary School with students, staff and school board members.
School board chairman Dick Henao said having good facilities and infrastructure was crucial for student learning and success.
Henao said the new classrooms would help alleviate the issue of overcrowding.
“Since the start of the school year, the student population has increased and teachers were force to have two classes in one classroom which affected the teacher-to-children ratio and was not conducive for learning,” he said.
Henao thanked Parkop and other partners who helped deliver the project.
He said having more classroom space was timely because of the current Covid-19 pandemic and the need to socially distance.
Motu-Koita Assembly board member representing Tatana-Araira, Ake Karavea, thanked Parkop for this initiative in boosting education and learning for the young in the community.
“Quality education is one of the highest priorities for our families and for the development of our nation,” he said
Karavea said the quality of education in the area was in decline over the past few years because of lack of adequate support for education institutions in terms of facilities, teachers teaching resources and learning materials for students.

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