A SCHOOL in East New Britain faces overcrowding in classrooms, with some students forced to sit on the floors.
George Brown High School principal Mark
Todol said there was overcrowding in the dormitories and the school dining
Todol said the student population was 904 – 500 in Grade Nine and 401
in Grade 10. It caters for students from all over the province.
“With the current population, it is a massive task to cater for accommodation, classrooms,
curriculum and finance,” he said.
Todol said at least 10 Grade Nine students
had to sit on the floor because there were not enough desks and chairs.
He said the girls’ dormitories and mess were overcrowded catering for 628 boarding
scholars – a much bigger number than planned.
Todol said the school had a
five-year plan which included a 50-50 retention rate.
“If we are not careful, we will be over-enrolled, especially when we are expected to achieve secondary
school status next year,” he said.
Todol appealed to the Reimber-Livuan local
level government and the Gazelle district to look into their needs and develop
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