Need for more secondary schools in the nation’s capital

There is a need for more secondary schools in the nation’s capital Port Moresby, says Governor Powes Parkop.

Parkop says with the growing population in Port Moresby and the large number of primary and elementary schools, there’s a need for more secondary schools.

The National Capital District currently has 16 secondary schools and 34 primary schools.

Out of the 16 secondary schools, only five are government schools while the others are church-run and private schools.

Parkop said the number of secondary schools is totally inadequate compared to the number of primary schools.

“We are lucky that we have private and agency schools especially the Catholic Church-run schools like Marianville, Della Selle, Jubilee and Caritas Technical Secondary School.

“Without these schools we will really be struggling in Moresby given the population.

“I’m very thankful for the church run and the private schools but still the space is inadequate.

Parkop said the city should at least 20 to 25 secondary schools for now.

He said this will also need to be increased in the future.

Plans are now underway to create a new secondary school in Port Moresby to cater for the increasing population.

Quintina Naime