Students dormitories and classrooms in Pangia Secondary School in Southern Highlands Province do not have electricity connected and is a concern to parents and students.
Pangia Secondary School is located in the Ialibu Pangia District. Previously it was known as Pangia Provincial High School. This school was converted into secondary school in 2009 by local MP and former PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.
It is a boarding school of over 700 plus students who study at the school from grades 9 up to grade 12.
Simon Kondo, a parent said children have raised concerns that out of the eleven boys dormitories, only three had power connection and was frustrating.
“This problem had been there for years,” said Kondo.
It was also revealed that the school used gensets to facilitate three hours night study from 7-10pm, as the classrooms also had no electricity.
The computer lab remains unused and WiFi which was said to be installed is yet to be activated.
The school headmaster Nick Pelango said funding was an issue to do all these work though Pangia Station already has power supply.
Meanwhile, local MP Peter O’Neill told PNG Haus Bung that he would find out about the issues raised and address them.