by Tokana Hasavi Jnr – EM TV, Port Moresby
Mr Morio Matsumoto, Ambassador of Japan to Papua New Guinea, was the guest of honour at Posulim Primary School in Mendi, Southern Highlands Province for the opening ceremony of new classrooms funded by the Japanese Government.
In February this year, the Embassy of Japan, under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), made available to Posulim Primary School of a grant worth up to US$104,602 (K250,000) for the construction two one story two block-classroom buildings with office space including 80 desks.
The initiative is aimed at expanding its capacity to educate many more students to relieve them from crowded or makeshift classrooms.
Now that the new facilities are completed the school will now have an improved learning and teaching environment for the students and teachers.
In his speech, Ambassador Matsumoto congratulated Posulim Primary School on its successful completion of the project, adding that the new classroom buildings should be well looked after, so that it will benefit the school children of this community for many years to come.
He further stated that this assistance shows Japan’s support and commitment in working together with the government and the people of Papua New Guinea to improve education infrastructure in the country.