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July 3, 2022

St Francis School: Construction For Classrooms Begins

After two months of delay, constructions for the promised classrooms at Saint Francis Primary School in Port Moresby have finally begun.

Upon his recent visit to the school, Member responsible and Minister for Sports and Pacific Games Justin Tkatchenko, explained that the delay was due to a number of process they had to go through to make sure correct procedure is taken.  

The classrooms are due for completion in July.

Short pain, long gain. That was Tkatchenko’s message to staff and students of St Francis.

The school, established prior to independence, has seen a lack of infrastructure development since.

This is the first time in years, for the school to have over ten classrooms built in just one year.

Tkatchenko said the school will experience interruptions to its curriculum, but asked the students to bear with him.

Addressing staff and students at the launch of the exercise books in February, the member said Moresby South had the worst building facilities in Port Moresby.

This is his initiative to improve the facilities.

The member has also disregarded rumours on the triple six injections, saying it was only bio data collection.

Meanwhile, the students will resume classes tomorrow after a week of suspension because of the construction.

These twelve new classrooms, once completed, will be used by grades three to seven.


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