School in need of teachers

The National,Friday June 17th, 2016

THE remote Torassi Primary School near the PNG-Indonesia border in Western is still seeking two more teachers.
Headmaster Robin Hagume from Eastern Highlands is currently the only teacher looking after the 200 grade three to six students at the school.
“I need two more teachers also as from next year this school will have grades seven and eight classes.”
Hagume said that two teachers also from the Eastern Highlands were expected to arrive from Mt Hagen, Western Highlands early this year but took up other posting after waiting for their travel arrangements.
Hagume admitted that the school was slow in making travel arrangements for the school.
“But we are now ready to meet travel expenses for any teacher from any part of the country to come here. This is a nice place to live and teach. This place is blessed with natural beauty of savannah and the Bencbach River teeming with fish and wildlife.
“Yes, people think that it is remote and lacks basic services. But we have houses for teachers and classrooms. We also have solar powered electricity and the Digicel communication network. And we can go shopping for any thing in the Indonesian border town of Sota.”
Hagume said that there was an influx of international tourists to the nearby Bencbach Lodge who come to fish for barramundi and for bird watching.
“And they donate books, clothes and fishing gears to us.”
Hagume taught for 15 years at Boreboa Primary School in Port Moresby before transferring to Torassi in 2013.
He can be contacted on 7263 9852 or 7230 2298 by any interested and adventurous teacher.