By Jack Lapauve Jr, EMTV – Port Moresby
Bomana Elementary School, on the outskirts of Port Moresby, is in need of new classrooms.
School Board Chairman, Giles Ombi, told EMTV News that an increase in enrolmen’s has seen overcrowding in classes.
Stakeholders of the school are pleading with government agencies, political leaders and the education department for financial support.
The school has 12 classes, Elementary Prep to Elementary Grade Two. The school administration has partisan all its classrooms to create more classes, however that has not helped.
The school has land available to build more classrooms; however it has not been given the attention it needs from authorities, when it comes to financing.
“We have plans to build more classrooms however we need financing,” said Chairman Ombi.
“If authorities can help us, we would appreciate for the better of PNG’s future leaders,” he added.
Stella Wagame, a local vendor, says the worrying state of overcrowding has pushed mothers to sell their produce and help do fundraising for the school.
The current enrolment sits at nearly 700.