School needs support


BOREBOA Primary School in Port Moresby is looking at ways to obtain the needs of students through a community effort, a teacher says.
Elementary head teacher Florence Epe told The National that her students were being sprawled on the floor.
She said the school belonged to the community so parents, business houses, organisations and the Government should work together to provide such needs.
She called on parents to take responsibility of the students’ needs in school.
Epe said in each class, there were 70-plus students, which would affect the learning of the students.
School groundsman Peter Pomahun said the school would fix the old desks used by senior grades for the elementary students.
He said some funding would be needed to fix the desks.
School deputy head teacher Theckla Racehei said they were fortunate to get desks from the late Sir Mekere Morauta’s office last year.
She said those desks were used by the upper grades.
Racehei said the space in the elementary classrooms was an issue too. She said most desks were big and could not fit into the classroom.