A community in Goilala District has been given the ownership to rebuild its only primary school.
Goilala MP, William Samb presented K32,000 to Fane villagers recently for the construction of classrooms.
The school was forced to close because of lack of teaching staff and learning facilities. Health and Education infrastructure were established in the colonial era however received no support over the past 15 years.
Goilala MP William Samb visited the small village to support the community rebuild its only education institution. The community aims to build classrooms using bush materials.
MP Samb also called for an investigation into posting of teachers to Goilala who remain in Port Moresby but are on the payroll.
“The Central Education Office will be written a letter to look into the matter”, said MP Samb. “This matter is serious because these teachers are getting paid while our children are suffering”, he added.
For this small community, the closure of the school has affected its young population.
The Fane Community aims to rebuild the school before the 2017 education calendar commences.