After years of government neglect, 10 new classrooms will be built at Koki Primary School in Port Moresby this year, to cater for the increase in the number of its students.
This was announced by Moresby South and Minister for Sports and Pacific Games Justin Tkatchenko, during the launching of the exercise books at the school, last week.
The classrooms are funded through the joint funding by Papua New Guinea and Australian Government under its AusAid Funding.
It will cost over K19 million.
The school established before independence was the pride of the Motu Koita people.
It is now run-down and most of its classrooms have not been renovated since they were built.
The classrooms are too small, and cannot accommodate the increase in the number of new intakes.
The teachers’ staffroom is also very small and can be easily mistaken for a security guard house.
During the launching, Member Tkatchenko said, while the government is implementing the Free Education Policy, it is also committed to rebuilding old schools.
The member also announced that, over 40 new classrooms will be built in other primary schools in his electorate.
These schools include Kaugere, Kila Kila and Mou Kele Primary on Fishermen’s Island.
The classrooms are constructed by the PNG Forest Products.
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