NEWS

Why Education Important: PM

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says an educated country is a smart country. “And a smart country can produce the quality goods and services that can boost Fiji’s capacity to compete
14 Jan 2015 10:40
Why Education Important: PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (right), greets a Taveuni man during the opening of the Niusawa Methodist High School girls’ hostel on Monday. Photo: DEPTFO News

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says an educated country is a smart country.

“And a smart country can produce the quality goods and services that can boost Fiji’s capacity to compete on the international stage – to make our exports a byword for quality and Fijian workers valued the world over,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He was speaking at the opening of the Niusawa High School girls dormitory on Monday night.

“So I want to leave an important message with you all today that I hope will resonate across Fiji. That your school motto here in Niusawa – “nothing without work” – is a motto that should be embraced by every Fijian,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“We want to make Fiji a beacon for our Pacific Island neighbours and an even more respected voice in the world. And we want to give the young people of Fiji a future that their parents and grandparents could only dream of or perhaps could never have imagined.”

“I was delighted to hear of your improved standing in both the Fiji School Leaving Certificate and the Fiji Seventh Form Examinations. In 2013, 86 per cent of students here passed the FSLC – the second highest performance of any school in Cakaudrove Province – and 85 per cent passed the FSFE, the third highest performance.

Feedback:  maikab@fijisun.com.fj

 

Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper