BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
VALAPATA Primary School in South Vella la Vella Island urgently needs repair.
Headmistress Jennifer Kaniki is calling on the National government, Provincial government, Member of Parliament for South East Vella Constituency, Provincial Member for ward eight and Western Province Education Authorities to improve the infrastructure of Valapata Primary in Western Province.
Kaniki told Island Sun Gizo that the school staff houses, classroom and office have not been renovated yet and had not been improved since the School was established in 1989.
She said the School registered more than 140 plus students including 8 teachers with one extension school namely Baresama located within the School compound.
Kaniki said the School has now reach level seven, but the status of the building needs urgent repair and infrastructure development.
“I am concerned for our children and we need responsible members of the Western Province Education Authority and Wesley United Church Authority to quickly visit our school to improve the status of Valapata.”
“We want our government both provincial and National to re-build the school’s infrastructure for our children.”
“Children are the future of this province and nation but it seems our government and provincial members, communities around Valapata are not prioritizing education”, she added.
“This school is funded under Provincial Development Unit through Canadian fund way back in year 1989 until now, nothing have improved so we build one staff house but it was incomplete due to financial crisis,” said Kaniki.
Kaniki said the school is working close with the community to raise funds to slowly improve its status.
“Education is the key to success in everything and we need our children to learn in a good school environment”.