Menyamya High School is set to become another Secondary School to help cater for students in districts.
Improvements’ to the schools infrastructure have been completed to allow the first batch of grade eleven’s next year.
The school spends a lot on vehicle hire to transport materials.
The school’s principal, Casper Nani, from Yangoru in the East Sepik has been teaching at the school for over five years.
“The school is changing into Secondary status,” he said.
“Cost of transportation is a big hindrance; the trucks that bring material up from Lae charge around One-thousand kina.”
Nani says the school struggles to meet costs for hiring vehicles to bring in school supplies for teaching. The first grade 11 students will use a new double classroom including a new girl’s dorm and computer lab.
The School stands against a backdrop of poor service delivery. The Menyamya health center’s facilities can’t cater for the growing population.
Much of the district’s roads remain unattended and its sub health center’s are decaying.
The Menyamya High School is a government service that has been functioning relatively well despite the challenges of the remoteness of the school.