New library ready to roll

Normal, Papua

CHILDREN have a right to free and affordable education and parents should make every effort to send their children to school.
A community leader of Kokoda ward 11 of Northern’s Sohe electorate, Stephen Kila Pat, stressed during a recent inspection of a new library at Igora Primary School.
The school is in the vicinity of Higaturu oil palm, about 20km southwest of Popondetta.
He said this was important and a tool for development although the provincial government did not appear to recognise that right.
He noted that through the hard work and effort of the school board and teachers, the school now boasted a permanent library and he pledged K1,000 to assist run it.
The school library consists of an office and a reading room and will be used as a television classroom for Grades 6-8.
The building was built at a cost of more than K40,000 under the school learning improvement plan (SLIP) and funded by the education subsidy grant and contributions from the school board of management.
The school expects to open the library next month.
Pat appealed to interested parties to donate library books, chairs, tables, TV screen and deck and funds to maintain classrooms.
More information can be obtained from the head teacher Bernard Hiviki on 7164 7744 or board chairman Gladston Jaruga on 7207 2554.