SU’U National Secondary School in Malaita has called on all stakeholders to support the renovation work of the school’s infrastructures.
This was in light of the run-down state of the school’s infrastructures.
Su’u, one of the oldest secondary institutions in the country, is still using classrooms, dormitories, and houses built way back in the 60s and 70s.
All these buildings are in their worst of state – no longer fit for human habitation.
Speaking at the school’s graduation last Saturday, head boy Stanley Aihunu said, for the past years students have experienced poor dormitory and sanitation problems.
“A big school like this needs new class rooms, dormitories and ablution blocks to keep students in good and clean learning environment,” Mr Aihunu said.
Similar sentiments were echoed by principal Allen Kenikeremia.
He said this year has been a challenging one for the school.
“The increase number of students, overcrowding in class rooms and poor living conditions of staff and students are the few challenges the school had faced,” Mr Kenikeremia stated.
He called on the responsible authorities and all stakeholders to take into account the plight of the school.
Su’u is run by the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC). And like all other schools in the country, it receives annual grants from the national government.
Mr Kenikeremia said:
“In order to lessen the problem of over overcrowding and poor living conditions the school would need new class rooms, dormitories and staff houses build to alleviate the problem.
“I hope that the initiative taken by the school administration and school board to have long term master plan for restructuring the school building will come into effect as soon as possible.”
By SOLOMON LOFANA