New classrooms for Oro schools

Normal, Papua

Story and picture by SHEILA LASIBORI

GOMBERU Primary School in Oro province is expecting a double classroom costing more than K200,000.
The double classroom will see the number of classrooms increased from six to eight, according to Rodrick Koko headmaster for Gomberu Primary School.
“Having the new classroom will relieve parents from building classrooms from bush materials.
“Students from Aora and Beuru (villages) are coming to us … so if we have the facilities, then we will attract more students and others to come and enjoy the service,” Mr Koko said.
It is understood Ijivitari MP David Arore had also proposed a kit house for a health worker at the Gomberu health centre and a double classroom for Sebu Primary School at Kikiri.
“We need proper
classrooms, teachers’ houses and a library building.
“We need these to meet the standard of the Education Department,” Mr Koko said.
He said a standard double classroom costs between K200,000 and K300,000 to construct including transport costs.
Gomberu Primary School currently has 207 students and six teachers.