SCHOOLS in Imbonggu, Southern Highlands, will undergo infrastructure renovation funded by the district administration.
District administrator Allan Kaiabe said Imbonggu MP Francis Awesa planned to improve school infrastructure as part of his development programme.
He has allocated K127,000 to build a computer lab for the North Mendi Primary School in the Southern Highlands.
Kaiabe told teachers, students and parents at the opening of a triplex classroom last Thursday that all schools in the district would have infrastructure improved.
Kaiabe said Awesa was concerned about the poor state of infrastructure in most schools.
He said North Mendi Primary School received K50,000 for the construction of a classroom.
He has given another K50,000 to build a second one.
“While the government is concerned with school infrastructure and have paid fees for the students, parents has a big responsibility in equipping their children to go and learn,” he said.
Kaiabe planned to talk to education authorities in the district to monitor teachers’ performance so that students are taught properly.
He said some teachers were not performing their duties and were distracted by personal matters, effectively neglecting students’ learning.
“Head teachers need to take into consideration this issue seriously as there is no control. Many are seen around town doing nothing,” Kaiabe said.
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