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New Gear For Batirilagi District School

Batirilagi District School in Seaqaqa, Vanua Levu, received new equipment from the Ministry of Education earlier this week. The equipment is to assist the school in recuperating after the losses
02 Oct 2014 06:46

Batirilagi District School in Seaqaqa, Vanua Levu, received new equipment from the Ministry of Education earlier this week.

The equipment is to assist the school in recuperating after the losses incurred in a fire last week.

The Deputy Secretary for Primary and Secondary Education, Saimoni Waibuta, was at the school to hand over the equipment to the staff, school management and the community.

In addressing the staff and the community, Mr Waibuta acknowledged their effort in improvising with the resources at hand to continue classes despite the setback faced.

“The Ministry of Education will, within its available resources, see to the full recovery of the school. It is unfortunate that this has happened but we will try our very best to assist in every way possible to restore Batirilagi to its normal status,” he said.

The deputy secretary also highlighted the current focus of the Ministry of Education towards the post 2015 agenda on the Education for All goals.

“I am pleased to say that the Ministry of Education has achieved more than 90 per cent of its EFA targets for 2015 and is currently pursuing alternatives beyond its current status. We are going on a global campaign on this agenda and the focus is on the three pillars of the post 2015 EFA agenda which are quality tools, quality environment and quality teachers,” he said.

“I also wish to reiterate today that it is now compulsory for all school- aged children to be in school. With free tuition fees and free transport assistance, we expect all school -aged children in this country to be in school and utilise to their advantage the opportunities offered by the government,” concluded Mr Waibuta.

The Ministry of Education handed over a photocopier, a computer and books donated by some western schools to Batirilagi Primary School.

The school is now using temporary classrooms for classes. Ministry of Education

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