By Fabian Hakalits – EM TV News, Popondetta
Grade Eight students of Kokoda in Northern province will not need to travel miles away from their own homes continue their high and secondary schooling.
They can now continue their Grade Nine from their own doorsteps.
This follows the commissioning of a new high school, the Kokoda High School.
On Tuesday this week, Sohe MP, Delilah Gore, commissioned two new double classrooms. The building costs K1.3 million under the District Services Improvement Program.
The local MP said that the new high school is just the beginning of many more developmen’s to improve the education sector. One of these is to address increasing enrolmen’s and cater for any shifts such as the curriculum and tuition fee free policy.
“We can put together this gap and build more high school, secondary school and technical schools. So that we can address the space problem,” Gore said.
Despite many challenges, the two new double classrooms brought joy to communities and they praised their local MP Gore for investing in Sohe’s future.
Kokoda Primary School Deputy Head Teacher, Ednah Suma, was very happy as this will lessen the burden of when it comes to finding suitable space.
“I am very thankful to our local MP, for using her political power to drive the changes that we see now in the education sector,” she said.