A new high school has been launched in the Milne Bay Province.
The Cape Vogel High School was opened by the Member for Alotau this week.
The new school is part of the Alotau District’s five year plan to see each Local Level Government have a high school each.
Abel flew by chopper to Tarakwaruru in the Makamaka LLG, in his district, to launch the brand new Cape Vogel High School.
The school has two classrooms, a dining hall, a 40 bed-dormitory, ablution blocks, and 4 teachers’ houses.
He said upcoming leaders must maintain the school’s infrastructure.
Alotau District CEO, Lindsay Alesana, said despite the election period now on the roll, the district wants continuity with its plans for the education sector.
The school’s interim board chairman, Noel Simaga, said the long distance travels by students from Makamaka will now be a thing of the past.
Provincial Education Advisor, Roma Tuidem, said the school will become fully operational next year.
There is still more work to be done on the school, and Mr Abel presented K100,000 to the school’s interim board chairman, Noel Simaga, to ensure the construction is complete and that the school can be ready for operation soon.