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School Given OK To Use ‘Promised Land’ To Feed Students

This was after the school principal Sakiusa Taginasedrau made the request known during a talanoa session.
10 Jul 2020 13:10
School Given OK To Use ‘Promised Land’ To Feed Students
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Minister for Education Rosy Akbar with Queen Victoria School principal Sakiusa Taginasedrau (left), school chaplain Josaia Betomakita (right) and two students at the school in Matavatucou, Tailevu on July 9, 2020. Photo: Inoke Rabonu

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has given the green light for Queen Victoria School to use the ‘Promised Land’.

This is a 100 acre piece of land located behind the school.

This was after the school principal Sakiusa Taginasedrau made the request known during a talanoa session.

He said the late Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna had named the land area ‘Promised Land’ and did not allow it to be used.

But he assured Mr Bainimarama that the school would be able to feed its own students if they were given the opportunity to use this piece of land.

Currently the school has 3000 dalo tops on the ground thanks to the assistance from the Minister for Agriculture Mahendra Reddy.

Another issue raised by Mr Taginasedrau was the poor internet connectivity at the school.

All visitors that entered Queen Victoria School for the commissioning ceremony were screened by teachers and students armed with their temperature guns. All vehicle number plates and names of visitors were noted at the school’s main entrance. Photo: Inoke Rabonu

All visitors that entered Queen Victoria School for the commissioning ceremony were screened by teachers and students armed with their temperature guns. All vehicle number plates and names of visitors were noted at the school’s main entrance. Photo: Inoke Rabonu

While Matavatucou was able to access the internet through Digicel, the connectivity was said to often be unreliable.

He suggested that the fibre cable from Korovou extend to the school.

To this, a representative from Telecom said they would undertake a survey and inform the Ministry of Education about its cost.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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