Following the recent 7.6 magnitude earthquake, schools in Morobe province have taken the brunt of the natural disaster.
The Provincial Education Board, Morobe Division Director, Mr. Keith Tangui has advised that they have been receiving reports from all over the province.
This includes a number of classrooms collapsing, especially those in the rural areas and those made of traditional thatched material. “Several Buildings collapsed, those of which were old and have fallen down in some the schools, we are still waiting for the report from the district managers and inspectors to report,” Tangui said.
For the case of Wawin National High School, 2 buildings have been to have confirmed to have collapsed after the 7.6 magnitude quake that shook the school. “We are sending the students to check up on the buildings at the school,” the Director said. Schools in Lae seem to have been the least to be damaged.
For most schools in the city, many of their materials were destroyed but no major damage was done. “The shaking of the buildings caused the books to fall off onto the computers and many other learning materials were damaged during the quake,” said Tangui.