8 Apr 2009

Schooling continues despite PNG flood damage

1:56 pm on 8 April 2009

The Principal of Wagi Valley High School in Papua New Guinea says recent flooding in the Central Province damaged a number of schools.

Continuous heavy rain from few weeks has flooded several rivers, causing them to burst their banks and hit houses, schools, roads and bridges.

The Principal of Wagi Valley High School, Jonathan Kamano, says an array of damage was done to many schools in his district, with some inundated by the flood waters.

"Despite the wet and flooding, the students continued to come to school, except for a few who couldn't come. We've tried to teach normal classes. Even with the mud, we've had to do with it."

Jonathan Kamo says students at his school will be asked to help clean up the mud from the classrooms.