The National, Tuesday December 17th, 2013
GRADE 12 students of Tabubil Secondary School will enjoy a new doubly-storey classroom when classes begin next year.
And they can thank Ok Tedi Mining Ltd for the new facility which was opened by managing director and chief executive officer Nigel Parker, pictured, during the school’s graduation ceremony last Wednesday.
OTML Infrastructure Support Services manager Mathew Awari called on the teachers, students, parents and the community to take ownership of the buildings.
A new school sign board with the school’s new logo has been erected in front of the school gate.
Parker said it was a long journey to get the school buildings here for the benefit of the children of Tabubil.
He said education was strongly supported by the Government.
“I want to see Tabubil Secondary become one of the prominent schools in Papua New Guinea academically with your faith and with your behaviour.
“It is God’s gift to you and OTML has been able to facilitate that advantage because it is your future.”
Parker thanked the Western province education department for facilitating the upgrading of the school to secondary status last year.
“Grade 11 students of Tabubil Secondary, I do trust that you have done well and have taken advantage of the learning facilities.
“As you progress to Year 12, I wish you all the very best in your achievements and I look forward to the first Grade 12 graduation next year.”