Education continues to remain the New Ireland Governments top priority with focus on both Academic learning and better infrastructure for schools to improve their overall outlook and performance.
Today the Maiom Primary School which lies about 10 minutes out of the Kavieng town precincts officially opened a two bedroom house for one of its teachers.
The building was made possible through infrastructure support grant of K100,000 from the New Ireland Government. Due to a bit of administrative issues there was a delay to its completion since the beginning of its building in 2019. But the school was happy to finally see its completion this year.
Present to witness the occasion were members of the Provincial Education Board including Chairlady Dr Kappa Malpo, CEO Education Apelis Benson and Provincial Executive Council members including Education Chairman Felix Kaltibum, Chairlady assisting Governor in Finance Misbil Nelson, Women’s rep Gertrude Salir and Chairman for Law and Order Edwin Maigen.
The Education CEO gave the students from the 60 plus year old school some much appreciated inspirational talk urging them to believe in themselves, that nothing was impossible as long as they worked hard and strived to be their best selves.
Chairlady Dr Kappa Malpo challenged the school board to also think of other ways of improving the standard of the school apart from waiting on Government to give it funding.
The school’s principal conveyed his appreciation to the New Ireland Government while openly conveying his full support to the leadership of Governor Sir Julius Chan. “Let us all just rally for Sir J come 2022, his leadership speaks for itself through the projects he is delivering,” said Mr Kelly Karamato.
The Education board has also issued notices to all schools that students must pay their school fees in full before attending school. This comes after the Free and subsidized Education policy introduced by the New Ireland Government is no longer viable due to its major source of funding from the Lihir Royalties being redirected straight to the two MPs district treasuries.