BY JARED KOLI
SUPPORT from Member of Parliament (MP) for East Guadalcanal Constituency Bradley Tovosia and Guadalcanal Education Authority (GEA) in East Guadalcanal has been given praise.
Deputy Head Master of Saro Extension Primary School, Godfrey Lovoli thanked the two for supporting Saro Extension and Luguvasa primary school.
The Luguvasa Primary School which has been proposed to be elevated to a junior secondary school has received support on the renovation work, roofing irons and the development of a three-blocked classroom building from Hon Tovosia.
Lovoli said this is the first ever secondary school for Tetekaji ward the MP has supported to contribute on a two-storey classroom, two dormitories and a toilet each for girls and boys.
“The Guadalcanal Education Authority also steps in developing the classroom, a skeleton structure has already been erected,” he said.
He thanked the GEA and the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) for approving a status of Saro extension primary.
“In previous years mother schools have difficulties with fund distributions, now parents are happy on the current development which has shown a green light.
“At the moment the school also receives support from the community with two staff house to be completed at the end of the year. Construction of a six block permanent classroom was started but still need support from stakeholders.
“Community has shown its commitment in cutting timber, and they have also engaged as labour-based contract on the construction of Avuavu – Marau road and use what they earned towards the six-block classroom,” Lovoli shared to this paper.
He said such support assist in uplifting quality education and quality learning environment which is one of the goals of the government.
“This allows student to access education in a conducive learning environment,” Mr Lovoli adds.
Saro Primary is an extension of Kolobaubau the mother school and now provides education to more than five communities.
Mr Lovoli said the school currently enrolls 90 students and has the service of five trained teachers and a Distance Flexible Learning (DFL) student teacher undergoing courses from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU).