Education Highlands News News Bulletin Papua New Guinea


The North Goroka Demonstration Primary School is situated next to the University of Goroka in Eastern Highland Province.

The school has a total population of 1,777 students with 39 teachers and 19 support staff.

During the 22nd Grade 8 graduation held on Thursday this week, Provincial Education Advisor Albert Wesley revealed to the parents, board of management and other stakeholders present that North Goroka Demonstration Primary school has been given high school status and will operate as a high school starting next year 2023.

Board Chairman Willie Yoba thanked his board of management and the teachers that ensured the school runs smoothly throughout this academic year and ended on a high note.

He said despite the challenges faced with Covid-19 and election issues experienced with minor setbacks they managed to pull through and see the positive outcome of which 266 grade eight students graduated.

The school Principal Ted Hale was really impressed with the division of education in Eastern Highlands in recognizing North Goroka Demonstration primary school and for giving it the junior high school status.

The graduation ceremony also coincides with the opening of a four in one double classroom.

The new double classroom building is a project funded by the Eastern Highlands Provincial Government through its PSIP funding at the cost of K1. 3 million

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