Remote school needs buildings

National

THE Gobe Agro Technical High School in Kagua-Erave, Southern Highlands is in need of new infrastructures.
Built in 2002, the high school is operating on borrowed infrastructures, meaning that it is using three classrooms belonging to the nearby Don Moresly Primary School and renting three houses from the villagers for staff to reside.
Principal Warea Yawake told The National his school needed infrastructure.
It is a boarding school and currently has a total of 244 student’s in grades nine and 10 and had eight teachers.
Yawake said the Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea (ECPNG) gave land to the school to build classrooms, staff houses and dormitories, which was the only support they had received.
He said the school was located next to a project site but nothing was done compared to other developers of multi-million projects in the country.
Yawake said the tuition fee free (TFF) policy could not cater for the schools infrastructure developments.
He called on the Government to address the serious problems faced by schools located in the most remote parts of the country.

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