School in need of facilities

Education

THE increase of student’s enrolment at the Morobe Technical High School in Huon Gulf requires additional learning facilities to cater for the over 400 students including two additional teacher’s houses.
Adding to the school’s woes, of the 10 teachers that were posted to MTHS, only seven resumed duty.
Head teacher Norman Apul told The National that there were five grade nine classes and four grade 10 classes.
The school is still in need of four teacher’s houses, one six-in-one double classroom, a science laboratory, information communication and technology laboratory, library, two 80-men dormitory and a water supply.
Currently, MTHS has only four dormitories, catering 80 males and 80 females respectively, a mess, one six-in-one classroom complemented by a single two-in-one classroom.
A male dormitory was build using bush materials last year.
Students from nearby communities live off-campus.
“The school administration building and library still remain incomplete since 2014.”
Apul said they needed 10 additional tuffa tanks for drinking and cooking purposes.
The school has no proper shower and ablution blocks.
Teachers and students use the Waria River for washing, rain water for cooking and pit toilets, Apul said.

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