Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea

160427 MEDIA RELEASE_Koki Primary School

New classrooms to boost learning for students

Students at Koki Primary School in the National Capital District will benefit from new learning infrastructure funded by the Governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Twelve new classrooms and two new toilet blocks were opened by Australia’s Acting High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Ms Bronte Moules and Member for Moresby South and Minister for Sports, National Events and APEC, Mr Justin Tkatchenko.

The new facilities will provide a better environment and boost learning for more than 1,000 students at Koki Primary School. 

In opening the new facilities, Ms Moules said: “I am confident the classrooms and toilet blocks officially opened today will encourage Koki Primary School children – especially girls – to attend school, improve their education and find worthwhile jobs.”

Ms Moules said the Governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia both place considerable emphasis on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

“A good education gives girls and young women the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary in later life to find good jobs and become leaders in government, industry and the community,” Ms Moules said.

The Governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia have closely collaborated in the construction of more than 400 classrooms and 200 teacher houses across PNG over the past four years.