Parkop on school spacing

by Vasinatta Yama – EM TV, Port Moresby

NCD Governor Powes Parkop today said that NCD has limited space in secondary schools to cater for primary school graduates.

He announced this at the graduation ceremony of Waigani Christian College. The governor said this challenge can only be solved through building new classrooms and schools for secondary level.

Governor Parkop presented K500,000 today as a mobilisation component to the director of Waigani Christian College, Benjamin Mul for the building of three more classrooms to cater to the increased number of students.

After the presentation was the ground breaking ceremony. The classrooms will be built up on the hillside. The governor said some children cannot go to school because of spacing.

NCD has 42 primary schools catering for 42,000 students. Governor Parkop also said there are seven secondary schools in NCD with only 10,000 spaces for grade eight students to secure next year. He said government schools have poor service and thanked the churches and other organisations for the public-private partnership.

Waigani Christian College Director, Benjamin Mul confirmed that he will not waste time building the classrooms.

He said some classrooms will be turned into science and computer labs. Mr Mul said he has vision to make the school become disciplined and Christian-oriented. With the 2nd graduation of their grade eight students today, most girls received prizes and awards. The grade eight dux went to Gillian Patrick.

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