The National, Wednesday, May 4, 2011
MAXIMISE Well Christian School celebrated the opening of its first permanent classroom last Friday.
For a school that started with students learning under sago-thatched-roof classrooms four years ago, the opening of the permanent classroom was made special with two state ministers officiating and more help for the school.
Located on the junction of Igam Barracks Road junction, the school with 72 students is managed by principal Joseph Geparo.
The school was established to provide quality education under the Accelerated Christian Education programme and it was Geparo’s perseverance that saw it eventuate.
The highlight of the celebration was the triple-classroom building, which was built in a week by visiting Australians who were part of the large number of Christian partners and friends who came to help after being shown pictures of students being taught in the first sago-thatched classroom.
Nawaeb MP Timothy Bonga, acknowledged the parents for taking ownership by helping the school administration in trying times and committed K10,000 from the joint district planning and budget priority committee, while assuring the school of future support.
Morobe’s education provincial programmes adviser Murika Bihoro vowed to fast-track school registration in Waigani and had it gazetted.
After helping the school to use computer facilities last year at the University of Technology, registrar Allan Sako, whose child attends the school, pledged to accommodate school’s programmes in the university when necessary.
Guest speaker Kabwum MP and Defence Minister Bob Dadae was impressed with the school and gave K5,000 from his discretionary funds.