By Rachael Shisei – EM TV News, Madang
Aiom High School in the Middle Ramu District, the school that was torched by its own students earlier this year, is not likely to be reopened after the fire.
Middle Ramu MP, Tommy Tomscoll, when attending the graduation of the Asai Primary School was asked by the people where their students would go without a high school in the area.
“I will be frank with you, I don’t have a straight answer at this moment because building a school is hard work and takes years, so if you think you can just burn it down, you are wrong,” Tomscoll responded.
The MP detailed the hardships of building a school and stated that those who are irresponsible shouldn’t be entertained.
He went on to mention that he’s looking at having the school replaced by another one, but the Seventh-Day-Adventist church, under the leadership of John Asai, must run it.
John Asai is the founder of the Asai Primary School.
The MP mentioned that the new school that will replace Aiom High School, and will be called the Kowol High School. He said it will cost a total of K9.9 million.