October 11, 2021 - 245 views

Picture supplied: Principal Andrew Mou, Minister Wong, former Bishop of the United church Rev Nathaniel Pairuia, Gazelle District Administrator Hubert Wangun and Mr Gore at the commissioning of the new classrooms.


Students, teachers and parents gathered at the George Brown Secondary School in Gazelle District of East New Britain to witness the opening of the new four-in-one classroom. 

Gazelle MP Jelta Wong in the presence of Gazelle District Administrator Hubert Wangun, Managing Director of Jacom Building Construction Ltd Thomas Gore, Principal Andrew Mou and education officers officially commissioned the new infrastructure on Thursday 7 October, 2021. 

Mr Wong, who is also Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS said it was important to have classrooms of quality for proper learning. 

“It is about an asset and should be given time and quality to last for years. When we fix classrooms, we mean business. We talk about quality and money,” he said. 

The construction of the building was completed successfully by Jacom Building Construction Ltd, a local building contractor at a cost of K500, 000 and funded by the Gazelle MP under the district services improvement program (DSIP) funds.   

Minister Wong said the building has to last and asked students and teachers to take responsibility in looking after it. 

He said George Brown Secondary School was an old school and many people who had gone through it were good citizens and contributing to the development of the country. 

The school was elevated to secondary school status in 2018 to cater for the increase in student population. 

Other schools in the district that will see new four-in-one classrooms worth K500, 000 are Tudungan primary school and Warakindam Primary school.

St Joseph’s Napapar Primary School also officially opened its three-in-one classroom on Thursday October 7 funded by the Japanese Government. 

Mr Wangun made a challenge to students and teachers that the quality infrastructure put in place must match the quality output learning. 


Source: Statement (07/11/2021)


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