Back to school for island students

Students all around outer islands of Manus and coastal areas started the long Journey back to Secondary Schools yesterday.

Here some students and parents from Rambutso Island leaving for the 60 km journey across the sea to Lorengau.

Fortunately for them the weather has been fine past few days.

Usually, it is the North West wind season and the trip is usually risky.

"We are fortunate the weather is fine but the trip is still expensive for us. We are fortunate with the Free Education Policy alleviating some financial burden, " said Paul Chepe, one of the parents on the trip.

Usually, people offer boats for free without hire.

All the boats used are privately own boats.

There is no larger passenger vessels within the province.

David Putulan