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Dr Reddy Closes Principals Meet At Studio 6

The Fiji Principals Association conference concluded on Tuesday with great words of wisdom from the new Minister for Education, Dr Mahendra Reddy. Dr Reddy applauded the 170 school principals gathered
04 Oct 2014 08:41
Dr Reddy Closes Principals Meet At Studio 6
Works in progress at Princes Road, Tamavua. Photo: Fiji Roads Authority

The Fiji Principals Association conference concluded on Tuesday with great words of wisdom from the new Minister for Education, Dr Mahendra Reddy.
Dr Reddy applauded the 170 school principals gathered at Studio 6 for their initiative to exchange ideas about issues, challenges and educational dynamics in Fiji.
He said the theme of the conference, “Impacting Nation Builders,” must have brought about great ideas which should be shared with colleagues and sharpen their administrative skills.
“What really matters to people in our society and communities that characterise greatness is not so much what you acquire and achieve as an individual but how much you can give or contribute to the success of others,” Dr Reddy said.
He added that greatness was measured by contributions.
“The greatness of a humble leader can be measured by how much sacrifice he has made in time, skills, resources, environment upkeep, and the consistency in discipline that nurture and mould young lives to grow fully to become ‘nation builders’,” Dr Reddy said.
“A good leader will inspire hope, ignite the imagination, instill the love for learning, inspire the passion for success, impart the courage to endure hardship and develop the faith to accomplish the impossible.”
He said the theme was the sum total of many components over a period of time, like the many bricks of many endeavours that must be laid to complete the national edifice.
“Fiji is now a fairer, a more just and a more compassionate society,” Dr Reddy said.
“And against the backdrop of a rapidly strengthening economy, our war against poverty, crime, sickness and climate change will soon prevail if we make changes in education work for us and not against us.”
He called on the principals to be a highly responsible lot.
“With that privilege come a lot of responsibilities and you all will have to rise to it.”
He urged them to display the highest level of professional conduct both within and outside the schools they served in.

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