The Palmalmal Secondary School in the Pomio District of East New Britain (ENB) province recently received a cheque funding of K100, 000 to assist the school’s function and upgrades.
The presentation of the cheque was presented to the school management by the Provincial Government as of last week at the Palmalmal Secondary school hall.
Both teams from the Provincial Government and Provincial Administration were led by ENB Governor, Michael Marum, Pomio District Member Elias Kapavore, Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) and the delegation to Pomio to officiate in a number of district and provincial programs.
Speaking during a recent dinner hosted by the Palmalmal Secondary school, Governor Marum announced that the K100, 000 from the ENBPA will support the school including an additional fund of K165, 000 given for a school truck. A K30, 000 funding was also given to support the Pomio District Sports Sector from the ENB Provincial Support Improvement Program (PSIP).
“It is a privilege for the ENBPG and PEC team to be in Pomio to officially launch some of the district and provincial projects, which the ENB ten-year Strategic Development Plan included.”
Meanwhile, Acting Provincial Administrator, Levi Mano, explained that the K100, 000 is from the provincial budget and will help in managing and running the school.
He also informed the school management that now the system has changed from the national education funding, which is channeled straight to the school account and must be used appropriately for the benefit of the school and students.
“The school must continuously check your account, if there are any discrepancies you must raise them and reach out to us to talk to us or the education division.”
Mano also urged the school students to respect properties and know their responsibilities as to why they are in school and respect the teachers. Furthermore, he also urged the teachers to work as a team and be connected in order to move well forward.