School opens laboratory


THE Sacred Heart Secondary School in Tapini, Central, opened its new information communication Technology (ICT) laboratory on Friday.
It was built under the PNG-Australia partnership and opened by Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Bruce Davis.
Also present were Goilala MP William Samb and Cardinal Sir John Ribat.
Davis emphasised the need for schools to have resources to facilitate learning.
“In an increasingly technology-driven and interconnected world, skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are more important than ever to driving innovation and supporting economic growth and prosperity,” Davis said.
“This is especially true for girls and women who are seeking to increase their participation in a sector which, traditionally, they have been under-represented in.
“Secondary schools and national high schools hold a particular importance in PNG as they are essential sites for developing leaders and contributing to nation building.”
School board chairman Fr Brian Cahill thanked the Australian government for funding the construction of the laboratory which will greatly benefit the students.
“The students, teachers, parents and community are very excited and very fortunate to be assisted in this way,” he said.
“This new lab with its equipment will help us to give a better education to our students and prepare them for the modern workforce and beyond.”
The school has 380 students and 24 teachers.

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