SCHOOLS RECEIVING AGRICULTURE TOOLS

The Ruavatu school billboard.  Photo: Courtesy of panoramio.com

The Ruavatu school billboard. Photo: Courtesy of panoramio.com

Ruavatu Secondary School in North East Guadalcanal has received its set of agriculture tools.

SIBC Stringer, Gabriel Riotarau reported from Ruavatu School that tools were delivered last weekend.

“Head of the Agriculture Department here, Moses Kukiti received the tools from suppliers, Lee Kwok Kuen, who delivered them to him. He said the tools include axes and others like knapsacks, hacksaws and an aluminum tool box where they will use it as a safe storage for the tools at the school. Mr Moses said it is quite a while for schools to acquire a full set of such tools and at the same time it is expensive by exercise for schools to meet such tools themselves.”

Funded by the Australian and New Zealand Governments, the government project is worth over 12-million Solomon dollars and distributes pre-packed agriculture equipment, consisting of 21 different items.

The project is expected to address issues of the lack of basic tools and equipment in four Secondary School practical subjects – including Agriculture, Home Economics, Technology and Science.

Meanwhile, in Malaita, the Province’s Education Authority has called on schools in the province to take care of tools students received from the Government Funded pre-packed Agricultural tools projects that was recently distributed to schools in the country.

More than 50 schools in Malaita were recipients of the project.

Richard Hou in Afio, South Malaita reports the Education Authority wants school recipients to use the agricultural tools properly and take good care of them.

“The Malaita Education Authority asked that all recipient schools to ensure that the tools be well looked after and use them properly, especially during practical lessons to ensure that they are used properly.”

Mr Hou also reports the Malaita Education Authority says the Agricultural Tools Project is a great boost for schools in the Province which are learning practical subjects.

The tools are part of a Government Project based in the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, worth over 12-million Solomon dollars, and was funded by the Governments of Australian and New Zealand.

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