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East Manggarai to rebuild ‘unfit’ school

  • Markus Makur

    The Jakarta Post

East Manggarai   /   Fri, November 15 2019   /  12:54 am

The local administration and legislative council are planning to provide new buildings for SMP 10 junior high school and other schools in East Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).SMP 10 recently grabbed media headlines over its poor condition. The school, which is located in Gulung hamlet of Ruan village in Kota Kamba district, has bamboo walls and dirt floors. Its four classrooms are equipped with broken desks and chairs. A support post stands in the middle of each classroom to hold up the structure.Florensia Parera of the East Manggarai Legislative Council and Vinsensius Tala of the East Manggarai education and culture agency visited SMPN 10 on Nov. 6.  Vinsensius said he wanted to gather data and the aspirations of the school’s teachers and students during the visit to take back to the ...