The National, Tuesday 29th November 2011
SOGERI, the alma mater of grand chief Sir Michael Somare and Sir Paulias Matane and many other leaders of government and business was yesterday given much needed funds to restore the school to its former glory.
The school on the Sogeri plateau outside Port Moresby received K10 million from Education Minister Theo Zurenuoc for infrastructure.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill commended Sogeri National High School for its initiative in renovating dilapidating schools infrastructure.
“Sogeri National High School has taken a bold step in the erection of a double-storey eight-classroom block. This shows that this national high school is determined to provide a conducive learning environment through the provision of proper learning facilities for its students,” O’Neill said in his statement read by Zurenuoc.
The school and the Department of Education have embarked on an infrastructure rehabilitation programme, beginning with the eight new English and Science classrooms all housed in a two-storey block.
Of the K2 million given to the school last
year by the Education Department, K1.6 million was utilised on the project.
Launching the double storey facility on behalf of the Prime Minister yesterday, Zurenuoc, presented the K10 million cheque for infrastructure development.