Two of the nation’s most senior government-owned schools will soon become independent secondary schools.
A government statement yesterday said Minister for Education and Human Resources Development Dick Ha’amori is in the process of establishing Waimapuru and King George VI National Secondary Schools as independent schools.
This means the two schools will be governed by their own Education Authorities, and not by the Ministry of Education.
The statement says a 2010 review of the education structure found out that the management and governance of the two state-run schools was not the core business of the Ministry.
The statement also said that the ministry had been taking a ‘hands-off’ approach to both schools over the years.
The schools are currently under the control of the Ministry until the Minister authorizes the establishment of the Education Authorities as required by the Education Act.