BY GEORGE MANFORD
AUKI Community High School (ACHS) this year has a new school principal after posting of teachers was carried out last week.
Timmy Afia, 37, was appointed by the Ministry of education as the new principal for ACHS for 2018.
In an interview with Island Sun in Auki the new ACHS school principal confirmed that he took office on February 12, this year.
He said, from general observation, first he would like to create a school culture where the school needs to step up in its academic performances. Something which has been lacking for a long time.
A lot of students are transferred due to disciplinary reasons and some from teacher’s absenteeism.
“I wish and pray that under my new administration I will first strengthen discipline for both students’ and teachers.”
He said, another thing is to upgrade the school academic performance and most importantly pursue Form 6 in the near future.
“My biggest challenge for this school is the infrastructure in terms of preparation for Form 6. I would like to see that ACHS is a place where students first think of in the morning as they come to school,” he said.
Timmy Afia has a Bachelor in professional studies in education from UPNG and has spent 14 years in teaching service.
He is also a former Deputy Principal at ACHS from 2009-2012, Deputy Principal at Gwaidingale community high school in west Kwaio in 2013.
A former Principal at Laulana CHS from 2014-2015 and in 2016 to 2017 he was the head tutor at Aligegeo provincial secondary school.