by Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV News, Port Moresby
With the 2016 school year three weeks away, overcrowding will be an issue faced by most schools around the country.
Bavaroko Primary School in the nation’s capital is one’school making efforts to build more infrastructure but has come short.
School Board Chairman, Jack Ninkama, says their call for education authorities to help build more classrooms has fallen on deaf ears.
A former teacher by profession, Mr Ninkama says Government’s TFF and SLIP Policy are helpful but more is needed. Chairman Ninkama also wants the Education Department to define the role of NCD Education Services and NCD Commission of Education.
Parents and stakeholders have been helping the board and management of the school but the school chairman says the school needs more consideration from Education authorities. Bavaroko Primary School enrols nearly a thousand students with a ratio of 60 students to a teacher.
And with the 2016 school year around the corner, the school will be facing an increase in figures when enrolments open.