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Politicians yet to fulfill Commitments to Laloki Secondary School

By Gaile Kivali (DWU Journalism Student)

Laloki Secondary School in Central Province is still waiting for the K50,000 that was pledged to them by the Central Provincial Government.

To date, this money was never received.

With the school having deteriorating infrastructure, much is yet to be done to improve all these.

Although in 2014, the school was elevated to a secondary level, enrolling Grades 11 and 12.

Principal, Sutherland Yore confirmed that they have never received this money since the pledge was made.

“We were promised, but never received any of this,” he said.

Last year, EMTV also visited this school and conducted investigations.

It was found that 14 of the school’s 30 teachers were forced to live in a myriad of accommodations; from students’ dormitories, classrooms, the dining hall, to a practical skills building and even an old tool shed.They were in disrepair.

Member for Kairuku Hiri Peter Isoaimo during their graduation ceremony at Bluff Inn Motel today, had pledged again another K50,000.

Prinicpal Yore was grateful for the member’s pledge.

“We are thankful to have such an assistance which will help fix our prolonged problems,”

“They include staffing houses that are to be built next year as there are 30 teachers, and only 14 have houses while 16 are day teachers,” Yore said.

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