Parents owe school K90,000

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KUNDIAWA Technical School in Chimbu is yet to collect K90,000 in outstanding school fees for this year from parents.
With weeks to go before the academic year closes, the administration of the school has made a special plea to parents to immediately settle the outstanding fees.
School principal Jack Kama made the call during a joint graduation ceremony at the school last week.
The joint graduation was for Maimo Vocational School and Kundiawa Technical School where Chimbu administrator Joe Kunda was the guest of honour at the graduation of 115 students.
The graduation marked the 16th annual graduation for the technical school and second for Maimo Vocational School located at Wawi village at the outskirts of the Chuave district office.
Kunda, in his keynote address, said that Chimbu was an under-privileged province infested with unfavourable geographical features
“As Chimbus, we always believe in education to prosper in life so we give high priority to invest in human resource development,” he said.
Kunda said they had an initiative to come up with a free education policy for the province from elementary to high/secondary school levels.
“Parents in Chimbu are lucky to pay the lowest school fees as the provincial government had subsidised the fees for the last three years,” Kunda said.
He stressed the call for parents with outstanding fees, not only for Kundiawa Technical School but also for other institutions in the province, to make attempts to pay off.
Kunda also challenged the graduating students not to be lazy and work hard to further their education and find sustainable living.
More than 2,000 people including parents and guardians witnessed the graduation ceremony.