The Bekabeka community high school (CHS) on Gatokae island, Marovo, Western province has a surprise visit from the Western provincial government executive late last week.
The delegation was led by the Western provincial premier Robert Pae Kuve, the MPA for East Gatogae Wayne Maepio and few other executive members.
The surprise visit was to see for themselves first hand information of the school needs.
Bekabeka principal, Forres Gilbert told the Solomon Star that the school has commended the provincial government for the surprise visit as it had brought some hope for the school’s development.
“The school has seen the visit as a historical one, as it bring hopes for the schools development. We were promised of future projects for the school’s development.
“We acknowledged Premier Kuve for the visit in which he donated an amount of $5,000 towards the schools development plan”.
He stated the visit was timely as the school was facing lot of problems.
“The visit was timely as we were experiencing overcrowding of students when few of our old class rooms were written off and unsuitable for use.
“The situation has forced us to accommodate forms 2 and three in one classroom”.
Bekabeka CHS has forms 1-5. Recently, it has taken a major project to build a new classroom that accommodates form six which was proposed for next year.
The project was the done by series of fundraising from the school together with the help of parents.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI