CLASSES at Bumayong Lutheran Secondary School in Lae remained suspended following the alleged killing of a student last week.
Deputy principal (administration) Saya Daniels said the “indefinite suspension” of classes was awaiting a decision by provincial education board (PEB) regarding the future of the school.
More than 100 Grade 10s and 12s students attending the school would sit for the national examinations from September 29.
Daniels said he could not say anything because the education board had yet to meet.
“I have no authority to say anything except the PEB,” he said.
Daniels said the school would look at how to best address the situation.
“Students will definitely sit for their exams. Teachers are currently organising school leavers’ form for the students,” he said. Morobe provincial education advisor Keith Jiram said the school was not closed but only classes were “indefinitely suspended” until the board made a decision.
The school was closed last Monday after the Grade 10 male student from Garaina, in Morobe, was fatally stabbed in the school premises. The identity of his attackers and the motive of the attack are yet to be established.
The stabbing happened between 8am and midday.
Police said the student was coming out of a room following the written expression examination when he was attacked.
He died at the Angau Memorial Hospital on Saturday.
Lae metropolitan commander Iven Lakatani has told the relatives of the student not to retaliate.
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