Secondary status gives hope to Jiwaka students

National, Normal

The National, Monday November 4th, 2013

 STUDENTS in the Anglimp-South Waghi district, Jiwaka, will have a secondary school of their own.

Anglimp High School headmaster George Rambang revealed last Wednesday that the school would be upgraded to secondary level from next year. The secondary school status was approved by the Western Highlands provincial education adviser Stanley Maip and superintendent for secondary and high schools, Martin Mar.

Rambang said students in the electorates were often deprived to secondary school education because of the limited space in Minj Secondary, the only secondary school in the electorate.

He said secondary schools in Western Highlands gave their students priority, shutting out students from other electorates. Last year, 63 eligible students for Anglimp could not attend secondary school. 

Rambang said they would give priority to students from the electorate from next year onwards.