PNG secondary school to close as govt funds dry up

A Papua New Guinea secondary school is preparing to close at the end of this week due to funding shortfalls.

Kwikila High School, which is a government-funded boarding school, is the largest secondary school in Central Province with around 1400 students.

It’s the latest of a number of schools that are closing across PNG as the government’s Tuition Fee Free, or TFF, policy appears to be floundering.

A representative of the high school on the Kwikila District Administration, Koru Abe, told Johnny Blades the school has reached a point where it can’t provide for students.