A NEW high school will be built in remote Koinambe in Jimi, Western Highlands province, for Grade 7 to 10 students.
The new high school, to be named St Felix Anglican High School, will open for enrolment next year.
Jimi MP Wake Goi announced the construction of the school on March 12 in Koinambe after presenting a cheque for K500,000 to a local contractor.
“The school will be managed by the Anglican church to provide quality education and, at the same time, develop the spiritual well-being of students,” he said.
“Education is one of my top priorities in the district.
“My goal is to ensure that people living in the rural areas will have access to education,” Mr Goi said.
He also committed another K500,000 to the Kol High School so it can begin enrolling Grades 11 and 12 students next year.
Mr Goi was accompanied by provincial education adviser Hans Gima, representative from the office of the provincial administrator, his district administrator Lawrence Italy and public servants.
He also bought a new Toyota Land Cruiser worth K110,000 last week for his district officers to monitor the progress of these projects.
“I will be buying two more vehicles for the district staff,” the Member said.
Mr Goi also promised to upgrade the Kerina Anglican Bible College in Sandiap as soon as funds were made available.