The National,Monday 11th of February, 2013
By ABIGAIL APINA
NEWLY refurbished Kerevat National High School started classes smoothly last Wednesday with new intakes of Grade 11s and the first batch of Grade 12 after the school re-opened last year.
Principal Ray Rieme Alo said the school was now complete after all projects were completed and new Grade 11 students joined the school for the new academic year.
He said it was a slow start as students had difficulty flying in from other provinces due to airport closure forced by ash fall in the last two weeks.
Alo said students had two days of registration and orientation and were able to start lessons.
He said the tuition fees for all national high schools was K1,600 and would be paid by the national government under its free education policy.
He said the school administration had asked parents to pay the tuition fees and later claim refund when the money was released.
However, he added parents were slow in responding to their advice but they would pay the parents’ component of K370.
Alo said the school was now operating on operational funds brought forward from last year.
“For a boarding school where our students consume three meals a day, it will be a struggle until we receive the subsidy funds.”
Alo said electricity reticulation by Lihir Electrical had been completed as well as water project by Charles Kendall Consultants and funded by AusAID.