Udu Point School Excels Despite Transport Challenges
Some 200 kilometres from Savusavu Town, and a 30-minute boat ride, is a primary school that gained a 94 per cent pass rate in its Fiji Year Eight Examinations this year.
Wainiika District School in Udu Point has seen a major improvement in its pass rate for this stream compared to its 70 per cent pass rate last year.
Teacher, Keni Tausasa, 25, said there had been vast improvement in their results despite the challenges and difficulties that the students and teachers faced.
“It has been very challenging especially with boat as our only mode of transport,” he said.
The school has a total of 50 students with four teachers and an Early Childhood Education centre.
Wainiika District School is among schools assisted by the Australian Access to Quality Education Programme (AQEP).
“We are really thankful for the overwhelming assistance in funding the maintenance of the school and in providing workshop and training for teachers to upgrade their teaching skills and techniques,” said Mr. Tausasa.
Mr Tausasa also appreciated the hardworking parents, school committee and teachers for their support in achieving a quality result this year.
The school held its prizegiving this week.
Dux, Jone Cicila Ravasua said: “I can’t really explain how happy I am right now.”
The 13-year-old will be joining Dudley High School next year.
Edited by Ranoba Baoa