The National, Monday June 24th, 2013
SCHOOL fights will become a thing of the past, at least for one secondary school in Lae, its principal claims.
Students at one of Lae’s oldest schools, Bugandi Secondary, last Friday surrendered their “weapons” in exchange for “God’s word” in a moving ceremony.
Hundreds of pocket Bibles were distributed to students by the Gideon’s International Lae chapter to coincide with the surrendering of weapons.
Male and female student representatives surrendered knives and screwdrivers after a prayer to signify the dedication of their lives and school to God.
The school has history for school fights over the years.
Principal Tetang Punumping described the gathering as a “very special occasion.”
“Bugandi is one of the schools that people think negatively,” Punumping said.
“God’s grace and mercy comes at a time when we are not prepared for it,” he said.
Every student was given a Bible.