A number of schools in Morobe Province recently took part in the Morobe Inter- School Exhibition that was held this month. A total of fifteen schools took part under the leadership of the Governor, Mr. Ginson Saonu.
According to Event’s coordinator and Principal of Busu Secondary School, Mr. George Noble, the schools that took part were both from rural and urban schools including Busu Secondary itself, Menyama Secondary, Boana Lutheran High and others.
“This exhibition first began in 2019 and has been a success ever since. Last year we were given a funding of k100, 000 to fund the exhibition but due to Covid 19, the money was used for this year’s event plus this year’s k100, 000, totaling up to k200, 000.”
“The aim for this event, is to involve more students to take part in such activities that would limit them from getting involved in school fights and peer pressure related trouble.”
The 2 days event was held at Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium where a total of 15, 000 people turned up for the event. Noble said this was so far a good turnout for the students where as many in the province got to attend and see what they had in store to show case. He further stated that the winning prizes were awarded to the rural schools. Noble challenged his school, Busu Secondary to do their best come next year’s exhibition.
A funding of K500, 000 was given for next year’s exhibition by the Governor himself. Apart from the Inter- School exhibition, Noble has stated that a K1.5 million that was given by Digicel Foundation to Busu Secondary recently will go towards a new double classroom as well as two new offices. He said that a ground breaking ceremony took place last week to officially start off ground work.
This funding given by Digicel Foundation is part of their investment for the school and will be given up to six months to complete.” Apart from the funding given by Digicel Foundation, the Morobe Government under the initiative of the Governor has also allocated a certain amount of funding to schools in the Province with Busu Secondary being one of them.
Noble said that the school received K530, 000 and with the funding given, will be used for a number of projects including Head of Department offices for teachers, a Science Lab, a library as well as an e-library. He said that these projects should be completed and officially opened by Term 3. “These projects are so far what we want to accomplish this year for the school so that they can perform well in their studies and achieve academic excellence both in theory and practical.”
Noble added that in terms of practical studies, the school has a small habitat in which the students and staff are currently taking care of in the school premises. He said animals such as cassowary, tree kangaroos, cows, sheep’s, goats and other animals are being taken care of.
“The purpose of having a habitat in the school is to look after the wildlife in which is part of the students’ agriculture projects. The reason for doing this is because we don’t want them to go through the theory way of learning but to explore their minds into what they are learning in the classroom and that’s to learn things practically.”