by Bethanie Harriman EMTV Lae
Another member of parliament has responded to the killing of a Malahang Technical High School student on Wednesday during a student fight.
This time, Lae MP, Loujaya Kouza.
The interim Chairperson of the much-debated Lae City Authority says the authority will fund programs to empower youths to walk the right path and make better choices.
“We will introduce after hours extra-curricular activities, one of them will be Financial Literacy so that students can have the knowledge to take with them after school,” says Kouza.
Kouza’s approach to the student killings comes as the Morobe Governor; Kelly Naru announced tougher measures to be taken by the Provincial Education on students involved.
“The students will be charged at the Police station, when they go back to the school they will get a compulsory transfer, never to return to school, if its murder then it becomes a police investigation,” says Governor Naru.
Both Morobean Member of Parliament speak after the Grade ten student from the technical high school was killed on Wednesday.
“Every child deserves the right to Education, its the parents responsible for the children’s’ actions,” says Kuman.
The killing came after Education Minister, Nick Kuman, in an interview on Monday said school boards, Principals needed to take more decisive action.
There has been four student killings in four years.
In 2013, two Bugandi students were shot and killed by a Policeman.
Last year, a Bumayoung student was killed and this year, on Wednesday, a Malahang Technical High School student chased out of the schools premises and beaten. He died of his injuries in hospital.