THE Good Shepherd Lutheran High School outside Madang will accept some Grade 11 students from Tusbab Secondary School to give as many children as possible the chance to begin classes.
Classes at Tusbab, the only secondary school in Madang town, were full and students were desperate to find somewhere to go to school this year. The two schools agreed that 90 students selected for Tusbab would be accommodated at Good Shepherd.
Good Shepherd deputy principal Nicholas Asuak said two Grade 11 classes from Tusbab would attend his school as “annex classes”. Good Shepherd will begin to have its own Grade 11 students next year.
Asuak said two Grade 9 classes would use Ambarina Primary School facilities as Good Shepherd’s annex classes.
“We have the teachers, but don’t have the facilities. So we will conduct Tusbab annex classes and Ambarina Primary school will do the Grade 9 annex classes for us,” he said. The arrangement will solve the lack of space problem.
Director for provincial education Moses Sariki said more than 4000 students and their parents would struggle to find space for their children to continue to Grade 9 and Grade 11.
Sariki said high and secondary schools in the province did not have space to cater for the growing number of students.
“Our province is in a critical situation that needed the government’s urgent rescue,” he said. The National
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