The National, Tuesday 21st August, 2012
By ABIGAIL APINA
RENOVATIONS have started at George Brown High School, in Gazelle district, East New Britain.
The school had been neglected for a long time and its facilities and dormitories had deteriorated.
Principal Mark Todol said the United Church agency had allocated K1 million to the school through a government partnership funding.“The school is a very old school and there are many needs as many facilities need upgrading and that will require more money,” he said.Todol said with the funding, dormitories and ablution blocks had been renovated and the school now had a generator to counter the frequent blackouts in the area.
He said that had boosted the morale of the students as they now felt there was a better learning
environment for them.He said the problems had contributed to discipline among students in previous years.
Todol said the school conducted a major fundraiser during George Brown Day celebrations last week to raise money to add to the K1 million.He said the school needed K800,000 more to complete all the necessary renovations.Todol said apart from renovations, there was a need for new facilities to accommodate Grade 11 students next year as the church agency wanted to introduce grades 11 and 12 next year.
He said that meant the school needed greater funding from the government, the United Church and local and international donors.He said the school now planned to be an agro-technical secondary school from next year and it was important to have financial support.cial help it could get. “The school has a very big land that makes it fit to be a agro-technical secondary school,” he said.