The Japanese Ambassador to PNG on Wednesday signed a Grant Contract to build classrooms in West New Britain and Southern Highlands Province.
The two schools to benefit are Haella Primary School in West New Britain and Posulim Primary in the Southern Highlands Province.
The signing took place at the Japanese Embassy in Port Moresby.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by representatives of the Japanese Government and the media.
Head Teacher for Haella Primary School, Alex Nara, was the signatory on behalf of his school and Board Chairman, Thomas Timnaik for Posulim Primary School.
He was accompanied by the Project Manager, Peter Nupiri.
The grant was funded Under the Japanese Government through its Grant Grassroots and Security Development Program.
The two schools are the first to benefit from the grant.
The 2 projects are worth K482, 000.
When signing over the agreement deeds, Japan Ambassador Hiroharu Iwasaki, said it was a great pleasure on behalf of the people and the government of Japan to assist schools in PNG.
These two schools have faced an increase in the number of students, and as a result have been facing classroom shortages.
Now with the expansion program, the students will study in a much more comfortable and roomy environment.
The project was launched in 2012 and Grant Inspector, Narimasa Kasugai, visited the schools to launch the projects.
During the launching, the Head Teacher thanked the Japanese Government for their initiative and urged the people to look after the classrooms.
Now with the free education policy, schools are becoming over crowded, but with the help of such grants from the Japanese Government, it will help ease the burden.
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