The National, Wednesday October 16th, 2013
STUDENTS at a remote school in Upper-Nipa local level government, Southern Highlands, are celebrating the opening of a double classroom and staff house.
The school was given K80,000 by Nipa-Kutubu MP Jeffrey Komal last Saturday.
Komal and Governor William Powi jointly funded the construction of the buildings for K150,000.
Hundreds of people, including five councillors, celebrated the opening of the buildings because the old ones had almost collapsed.
Komal said human resource was an important asset and he was working hard to improve school infrastructure in the district.
Komal, who funded school fees for tertiary students, said he would continue to assist students attending tertiary institutions who came from poor families.
“The Government has done much and I will do my part to make sure students from my district have access to education, which is their right,” he said.
He appealed to parents to take good care of their children and educate them to refrain from illegal activities that would destroy their future.
Suma Ward Two councillor Eki Kiks said the school welcomed the assistance.
“We are happy that the Government had given priority to education with the free education policy,” he said.