The construction of the new Digine High School in Gumine district, Simbu province is taking shape and upon completion would take in students enrollment in 2022.
The school infrastructure construction taking place at Karamaril sub-district is expected to compete this month.
Medina Building & Construction that currently works on the construction of the new double classroom building said by 10th July the building would be completed.
The contractor started work on the building early June this year with 30 skilled workers.
Already two new classrooms with a staff office were completed.
Karamaril community leader Peter Gonare said there are already eight classrooms ready for use with 15 staff accommodation units to be made available from the sub-district buildings.
“The staff accommodation is an interim arrangement. The following year staff houses would be built,” Mr Gonare said.
“The new Digine High School will enroll over 300 students from nine of the feeder schools; Kel-Biri, Aun, Gaima, Aihalunga, Sipakul, Genabona, Ningoruma, and Pildimna. All in Digine LLG,” he added.
Mr Gonare acknowledged the Gumine District Development Authority (GDDA) with Gumine MP Nick Kuman as chairman in allocating funds for the new school.
Digine High School is registered with the Department of Education in 2016 and is located in the Digine Local Level Government area.
The high schools in Gumine are distributed evenly in the three LLG areas. The new Mul High School is in Gumine LLG with Boromil High School in Kumai-Bomai LLG.
The three high schools are being funded through the District Services Improvement (DSIP) funds chaired by Gumine MP Nick Kuman.
Mr Kuman in his recent electoral visit to the district said building up human resource capacity through education for the district is the way forward.
Gumine currently has three secondary schools which includes the Mary Immaculate Girls Technical school in Dirima.