Row disrupts classes

National, Normal

The National, Monday 20th May 2013


A ROW between two men vying for the principal’s position at the Siassi High School in Tewai-Siassi, Morobe has disrupted classes.

Board chairman Rev Joshua Max and his deputy David Mathew said the row between former principal Sylvanus Aisi and Lazarus Maya, who was appointed to replace him, had forced students to skip classes.

Max, president of ELC-PNG Siassi district circuit, said the prolonging of the dispute had seriously affected students and parents from the Umboi group of Islands.

The tussle began early this year when the provincial education board replaced Aisi with Maya. 

Provincial education advisor Murika Bihoro said the board was the sole authority in the appointment or termination of principals based on merit and performance.

“Those people supporting Aisi need to refrain from interfering with the PEB’s decision and allow Maya to take charge and classes to resume,” Bihoro said.

Bihoro said the PEB’s decision to appoint Maya was based on Aisi’s poor management.