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Parents Grateful To Prime Minister

New classroom blocks were commissioned at Namataku District School and Bainimarama Vatutoko Primary in the remote setting of Navosa yesterday which drew applause from parents. Acting Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s
10 Nov 2015 10:33
Parents Grateful To Prime Minister
Permanent Secretary Prime Minister Office Naipote Katonitabua with students during the commissioning of classroom block at Namataku District School, Navosa yesterday.

New classroom blocks were commissioned at Namataku District School and Bainimarama Vatutoko Primary in the remote setting of Navosa yesterday which drew applause from parents.
Acting Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office Naipote Katonitabua was present on behalf of the Prime Minister during the commissioning of the classroom blocks.
A delighted parent, Elenoa Nalagi, 24, who also attended the same kindergarten in 1997 was happy that her daughter gets to attend her classes in the new block.
“It is good to see the same spot where I attended, in a bamboo thatched classroom, my daughter is in a better classroom,” she said.
“We are thankful to the Government for assisting us parents, suppose if we had a fundraising it would take couple of years to get it off the ground.”
School head teacher Jone Tawake said the people of the Namataku district are proud of the Prime Minister’s investment.
“From the people’s perspective, they are really happy with the opening of the new classroom and the upgrade work of the government,” he said.
“If the community had a fundraising to cover the expenses it would be an extra burden on them to replace the structures of 1957.”
Eliki Raloka, 42 had spent most his life in Suva looking for a better life but has returned to his village, Vatutoko where his two children attend the Bainimarama Vatutoko Primary School.
“I remember during my primary school days with other folks in the village, we had to cross two rivers to reach our district school,” he said.
This year alone the
FijiFirst Government has spent over $1.3 million on projects in the Navosa province alone and out of the 36 projects 27 were for schools alone.

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