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Teachers Praised For Sacrifice After Winston

Teachers Praised For Sacrifice After Winston
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Mahendra Reddy
June 12
18:20 2017

The effort and sacrifice of teachers to continue education for students after Tropical Cyclone Winston last year has been highly praised.

Addressing students and members of the community present during the commissioning of a new Industrial Arts workshop at South Taveuni Secondary School, Education Minister Mahendra Reddy applauded teachers for their determination.

“The community here, as well as the community in other places like the Lomaiviti group, Koro Island, the Yasawas to some extent and the Western Division have endured a lot after Cyclone Winston,” Mr Reddy said.

“They have faced a lot of challenges but our teachers placed children’s interest first, our teachers also ensured that our children’s education was not affected.

“Last year, we started school within two weeks of TC Winston, we wanted to ensure that we did not lose teaching time.”

And he has urged students to work hard and stay focused on their education.

“Children, the kinds of opportunities we have now never existed before, during our time when we were in schools there were a lot of obstacles,” Mr Reddy said.

“Lots of people who are in the community now were very bright but could not finish their primary, secondary and could not go to university because they could not afford to pay bus fare, tuition fees and could not afford to buy text books.

“But now those issues are no longer there, now what you need to do is work hard, be focused, listen to your teachers, your parents and be totally focused on education as that is the core responsibility that you have now.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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