“A CHIEF from Falau community in Malaita says the statement made by the Governor-General (GG) describing schools as poultry houses perfectly fits the status of boarding schools in the province.
“Jersey Bobby said most boarding schools in Malaita have poor and over-crowded dormitories, which are not conducive and do not speak well of schools as learning institutions.
"I've visited many boarding schools in Malaita and I can confirm that their dormitories are like poultry houses which I think are not conducive for learning environment standards,” Chief Bobby said.
“Apart from the poor dormitories status, it is obvious that most schools enrolled more students compared to the actual capacity that the school dormitories can accommodate, he added.
“Sir David Vunagi in his Queen’s Birthday address on Friday likened the current conditions of many schools in the country as poultry due to overcrowding in classrooms and dormitories.
“Sir Vunagi is a former school teacher and principal”
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