By Junior Karatapi
After some years of hardship Darutue Primary School has come to open a new library which will support the learning of the children and the teachers.
Students, teachers, parents and guardians witnessed the opening ceremony of the new library with smiles on their faces.
Darutue Primary is located at the Upper Aropa’nari, a three hour drive from Arawa town. It is one of the six primary schools in the South Nasioi area and the only school run by the Seventh Day Adventist church. Students who attend this primary school are often selected to go to Asitabi, Mabiri, Arawa and Devare.
Present at the opening ceremony was South Nasioi MP John Ken, David Sisito, the ABG Minister for Veteran Affairs, and Otto Noruka. The guests were welcome with singsing kaur and other traditional dances performed by lovely young boys from Namporung Village.
During speaking his speech the Hon. David Sisito encouraged the students to prioritise their studies and stressed the importance of education.
He told all in attendance that Bougainville would need more human resources in the future and that education is for life, as knowledge is the most valuable thing in this world. Therefore students should not take their studies and education for granted.
With this library it is expected that the number of students passing through grade 8 will be increased.
A library is a necessity at a school for learning to take place effectively, as this is a place where students carry out their study and research. Teachers and students also gain extra knowledge from spending time in the library, reading different types of books according to their own needs.
At Darutue Primary School everything is going well under the supervision of the school chairman, Mr Abel Tanumei. He is making sure that all the students get the fair education and the teachers receive the great respect which they deserve.