Teacher seeking stakeholders’ cooperation

Islands

THE head teacher of one of Kokopo’s biggest primary schools says all stakeholders must work together for the school to function effectively.
Kokopo Primary School head teacher Wesley Watnabar, who has been managing the institution for the past 10 years, said stakeholders must do what was expected of them.
“The Government must give schools their TFF (tuition fee-free money) on time, parents must pay for children’s project fees, and teachers must play their part in being punctual to teach students properly,” he said.
The school enrolled 500 students when it started in 2005, but has 1500 enrolled this year.
Watnabar said the school was facing challenges such as high enrolment, a lack od classroom space and flooding during the rainy season.
He said there was an average of 45 students per class, with some having more than 50.
Watnabar said all students were required to pay K200 in project fees because the TFF funds were being delayed.

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