High School Named After Timon Embiolu

The government has committed K3 million to construct permanent classrooms for Timon Embiolu High School in Mendi, Southern Highlands Province.

The late Embiolu was a long-serving public servant who was instrumental in the school’s establishment, amidst adverse struggles.


Minister for Works and Member for Imbongu, Francis Awesa, made the announcement during a feast recently to honor the life of the late leader.


Minister Awesa told the people that the late Embiolu was a colourful public servant, and a good community leader.  He was responsible for setting up the high school from scrap materials and bush materials, thus,  it was only fitting to name the school after him. 


Mr. Awesa told the people that priority will be given to build permanent classrooms, notably 10 new classrooms and teacher’s houses to replace the old buildings that have deteriorated over the years. 


Minister Awesa said there is more to be achieved in lower Mendi. He says one way is to bring teachers in from overseas.


He told them, that he will push for this so as to improve the education standard in the area.  


This news was welcomed by the people as the Mr. Embiolu was educated in the colonial era.


Someone who was also taught by teachers from overseas is former Ambassador and Statesman, Dominic Dia.


In March, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and Minister Awesa will visit the school personally to hand over the cheque of K3 million.

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