A remote elementary school in the Yangoru-Saussia District of East Sepik Province, has opened a new double classroom recently.
It was built under the District’s DSIP Funding at a cost of K200,000.
Bugusu Elemetary School is located on the border of Yangoru-Saussia and Maprik Districts. Over the years, it has been enrolling students from both districts.
This year the school enrolled 384 students however because of non-payment of project fees, numbers have gone down to 370.
Lack of classroom and study materials is a worrying concern for the school’s Board of Management as the school is advancing to primary level next year.
Provincial Education School Inspector, Tom Vincent, said the school has been missing out on the Government’s free education TFF component because it is not a registered school.
The double classroom is part of Yangoru Saussia District’s efforts to provide quality education in the district.
Mr Maru who officiated at the event commended the school BOD for utilising the district’s DSIP of K200,000.
He committed another K250,000 for the construction of four Grade 8 classrooms and pledged another K50,000 for building toilet amenities and purchasing of study materials.