School receives K50,000


NATIONAL Planning and Monitoring Minister Sam Basil presented a cheque for K50,000 to Wantoat High School in Markham, Morobe, to build its computer laboratory.
Basil, who gave the cheque on Nov 18, said he was supporting the recently established school to improve its capacity.
“The money is given by the Government and should be used for its intended purpose, especially for the investment towards students’ learning,” he said.
Basil told students and parents to look after the infrastructure as it was a new school established by the Government to serve the area.
Vice minister for Agriculture and Life Stock and Markham MP Koni Iguan thanked Basil and his department for the financial assistance to the school.
Iguan said former Education minister Nick Kuman had made a commitment of K1 million to the school two years ago but it had yet to receive the funding.
“He (Kuman) pledged that money to build a science lab for the school and until now, we have not received that money,” Iguan said.
“I understand the changes in the government but I am urging the new Education minister (Joseph Yopyyopy) to honour the commitment made earlier by Kuman.”
According to Iguan, Yopyyopy said he would honour the commitment made by Kuman to Wantoat High School.
He said Wantoat High School had performed well by finishing first in the province in the grade 10 exams in 2018.
Iguan said the students had done well despite not having the advantage of a computer lab and other infrastructure. Head teacher Ben Jacob thanked Basil for the assistance and said such assistance would allow students to continue performing well.
He said the computer lab would also accommodate an e-library that students could access for more information to enhance their learning.