Every child has the right to be educated. As school begins some students are in class while others are struggling to secure a space and enrol at school. Each year the number of students increases but the number of schools remains the same, causing more problems to teachers whilst the students themselves are also affected. This is the case in schools in the Western Highlands Province where most secondary schools see 80-90 students in a class. The ratio should be 35 students to one teacher but that is not the case in most schools. A concerned parent, Pastor Sidney Kerowa, told the Post-Courierthat he physically visited Mt Hagen Park Secondary School yesterday only to find out that in one grade ten class there were 86 students. Ps Kerowa said that a teacher would not be able to control the class, and if it is overcrowded the students won’t learn properly. He said this will result in many dropouts on the street and when they are on the street there is no solution to the problem. Ps Kerowa said many people blame free education whilst others blame students from other provinces filling up schools in Mt Hagen. He has called on the National Government together with the Provincial Government of the Western Highlands to build more high schools and secondary schools in the city of Mt Hagen and in rural areas. Ps Kerowa also suggested that primary schools can be converted into high schools. He also urged the government to build technical high schools so that those who do not make it to tertiary institutions can be sent there. Ps Kerowa said the government should allocate special funds to build new schools in each province in the country.