Grade 8 students from Losuia Primary School, Milne Bay Province have had to separate and sit for their exams in two different schools because of a fight that happened on the island at the beginning of the week.
District Administrator, Mr John Ephraim said that students from Gumilababa village are sitting for their National Exams at the newly established Gumilababa Primary school while students from Losuia Station, Muloseda and Kavataria villages continued sitting for their exams at the school.
“We came up with this solution after the school had closed its doors on Tuesday while we tried to calm the situation between the warring villages.”
“So students missed the second paper but they sat for it on Wednesday and will continue with the last paper today.”
“We want the students to complete the exams without any more disruptions while we work with the police to sort out the issue here on the island.”
Ephraim said that the police are on the ground from Alotau and are currently carrying out their investigations. Meanwhile, Principal for Kiriwina Secondary school, Mr Cyril Tomodiwaona said that the has closed for this week and boarding students have been sent home.
Only a handful of students from the outer islands remain in the school grounds.
Kiriwina Secondary school will reopen next Monday.