Pangia high school

National, Normal

STUDENTS and staff of the remote Pangia High School in Southern Highlands can now use internet access to improve their learning.
This follows the installations of a new satellite V-Sat telecommunication system last weekend at the remote high school.
Technicians from Remington PNG Ltd were at the school on the weekend installing the new equipment.
 Mr Irepo said the V-Sat hook up, was the initiative of the Pangia-Ialibu MP and Public Service Minister Peter O’Neill.
Mr O’Neill has set aside electoral development funds to install 10 V-Sat equipment for 10 schools in the district and Pangia High School being the first one.
Mr Irepo said using the technology, Pangia High School teachers and students would access the same information and materials accessed by those in the cities and other parts of the developed world.
“This is a privilege for us here in Pangia, and I would like to commend Mr O’Neill for making this possible for us,” the principal said.
Mr Irepo said together with the V-Sat, Mr O’Neill had also organised for the supply of 40 desk top computers for the students and the  school would commence its first computer classes for the pioneer Grade 11 students early next year.
He said preparations of pioneer secondary classes next year was well on track with K700, 000 allocated by Mr O’Neill.
The money had been put to infrastructure improvement in the school and currently, they are constructing three new staff houses and one double classroom.