The National, Monday August 5th, 2013
By MALUM NALU
THE growing Waigani Christian School has taken another big step forward after the Education Department gave it the greenlight to have Grade 8 examinations this year and its first Grade 9 intake next year.
National Department of Education and National Capital District division of education officials visited the school last month and gave the good news to the school’s founder and director, Benjamin Mul.
Waigani Christian School started as a private school and it was only in 2010 that it was finally recognised as a permitted school by the department.
Mul, the former North-Waghi MP, founded the school in 1993 and it has over the years become well known for its high quality Christian education.
A jubilant Mul said at the school’s new 11ha Waigani Heights site on Saturday that it was a dream come true in this, its 20th year of operation, from humble beginnings in 1993.
He said by September, when the school would hold its 20th anniversary celebrations, eight new classrooms would be opened.
“It’s something that I’ve been praying for,” Mul said.
“I want my students to continue on to Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.
“I want students to start at elementary and go to Grade 12.
“My vision is that students will continue right up to Grade 12, with boarding facilities to be built
“It’s a relief to me and to parents.
“It means that we are recognised by the National Department of Education and the NCD division.
“This first batch of Grade 8 students will do Grade 9 next year, and on to Grade 10, and by then we will have Grades 11 and 12 as well.”