Schools need quality infrastructures,teachers: Official


QUALITY school infrastructures with resourceful and skilled teachers ensure adequate knowledge is imparted to students and this is how quality education is achieved, an official says.
Eastern Highlands Primary Schools senior inspector Mupe Kaupa said this while commending Notofana Primary School staff and board after the opening a new double classroom on Friday.
“Students will receive quality education if only they are taught by quality teachers using appropriate teaching materials like resource books and under quality classroom like the new building you are opening,” he said.
The double classroom was constructed from funding received through the Government’s tuition fee free (TFF) grants and project fees paid by parents.
Kaupa said the development of the new classroom was one that had been a long time coming as the school had seen little development since its establishment in 1975.
“The school itself has not built much infrastructure until today and I commend head teacher James Onili for having the courage to build the new classroom.”
Onili said the increased enrolment and implementing new 1:6:6 policy had created demand for new classrooms.
Onili said the new classroom would alleviate the burden of overcrowding and ensure the better implementation of the new policy 1:6:6.
He thanked the school board, parents, the Government and provincial education division.
Provincial TFF coordinator Bruce Kaigu commended the school for putting the TFF money to good use building a new classroom and erecting a sign board.
Kaigu cut the ribbon to open the signboard while Kaupa did the same to open the new double classroom during a programme that saw students and locals perform dances.