WAIGANI Christian School yesterday celebrated a milestone in its 20-year history with the opening of 28 new classrooms at a cost of more than K3 million.
An announcement from National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop that he will pump in K1 million into the school next year was a further boost to the school and Acting Education Minister James Marape topped it up by giving green light to the school to pioneer a proposed new system whereby there will be no more Grade 8 dropouts.
Marape, Parkop and school founder Benjamin Mul cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the classrooms in front of a capacity crowd at the new Waigani Heights campus.
“It’s a great privilege to come and witness a private citizen who’s invested his time, effort and money,” Marape said.
“Greater acknowledgement should go to parents who want good education for their children and are willing to spend extra money.
“The message is that when this country wants more classrooms to be opened, this school has gone ahead and shown the way and is opening classrooms.”
Mul thanked Parkop, Marape and Moresby North-West MP and Health Minister Michael Malabag for their support.
“I’m very happy that the leaders can come down like this and acknowledge what I’m doing for this nation,” he said.
“It’s a blessing as all Papua New Guineans will come here and get an education.”
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