by Stanley Ove Jr EMTV Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea is following the global trend where education is compulsory and given top priority by the National Government.
With the Country’s first ever free education policy; there has been an increase in student population.
There are now over 50 students to a teacher is some schools in the country.
In Yangoru-Saussia, East Sepik Province, the increased number of students is having a huge impact on the district’s two high schools, Kubalia and Yangoru Secondary School. This has also affected the schools’ performance.
However, the district will have a new high school built in the next two years. The West Yangoru High School will be built to address the increasing number of children (students) in the district.
A ground breaking ceremony was done last week by local MP, Richard Maru, and the school will be built at a cost of K10million.