New Hula school calls for assistance

A newly-established high school in Hula, Central Province, is calling for assistance from the community to build additional houses for its teachers.

The Hood Point High School caters for students from the eight villages of Hula, Iruale, Irupara and Alewai, Kaparoko, Gemo, Kalo, Kamali, Babaka and Makerupu in the Rigo district.

Headmaster of the school issued the call for assistance during the school’s pioneer Grade 10 lunch recently.

The school, in its second year of operation, is headed by Vui Noka and nine other teachers. Seven of them are accommodated at the school while three are without houses.

“At the moment we have only seven houses and I do not want to send students back beginning of next year because of teacher shortage. Who would cater for the classes that we may want to build up next year?”

Noka said they have been praying for assistance from the Hula community or Hood Point Sector communities.

Meanwhile, the school recently witnessed the passing out of its first Grade 10 pupils.

A total of 138 students were among students who sat the High School Certificate examination last week. From these, 19 were girls.

Sally Pokiton