Maru who is also the Trade, Commerce and Industry Minister said education is the key ingredient of change.
Under his chairmanship, the Yangoru Saussia District Development Authority have been allocating K3 million annually into the education sector.
He was speaking at the opening of a double -storey, four- in-one classroom at Saint Vincent Primary School in Koro Village, West Yangoru LLG.
The classroom was built at a cost of K150,000.
Maru challenged the teachers and students to aim to achieve excellence to be top the performing primary school in the district.
“This is because we want to be number one in East Sepik and the country.”
School principal Abraham Sondambui thanked the local MP for the support and said the area where the school is located had been neglected since Independence and changes are happening under his leadership.
The school serves Koro, Witipi 1 and 2, and Kamanjang villagers located in vast Sepik Plain area.
(Caption: Loop PNG file picture of Eight pioneer students graduated from Kanauki University Learning Centre in Yangoru-Saussia District in August.)