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Water Supply, Little Land To Plant A Challenge, Says Headteacher

However support from parents, Govt and tourists a difference It was not so rosy when school’s opened on Tuesday around the country. The headteacher of Mamanuca Primary School, Matai Beci,
21 Jan 2016 08:30
Water Supply, Little Land To Plant  A Challenge, Says Headteacher
Year two students of Mamanuca primary school on Nanuya Island on Monday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

However support from parents, Govt and tourists a difference

It was not so rosy when school’s opened on Tuesday around the country.

The headteacher of Mamanuca Primary School, Matai Beci, says water shortage and lack of land for gardening is a challenge for them.

“The major challenge is the shortage in water supply because of the dry spell we have,” he said.

“Another challenge is the vegetation. We hardly have land to plant vegetables so this year a compost will be made and traditional methods of farming will be introduced at the school.”

But despite the challenges the support from the parents has been tremendous.

“The community is very supportive in terms of sending their children to school,” he said

“The students are slowly adjusting to the start of the new school year.

“Coming back from the holiday, some of them are still in their holiday mood and slowly as the days go by, they will slowly get into pace.”

He remains adamant that the school was ready for the academic year 2016.

“We have a total of 140 students in the school this year, with an increase of 15 students compared to last year,” Matai Beci.

He also mentioned that the school had enough teachers at the school who would be doing their best to enhance and provide quality education to the students of the school.

“There are altogether eight teachers in the school with one volunteer teacher and one kindergarten teacher,” he said.

He also thanked the Ministry of Youths and Sports for providing funds to the school and the visiting tourists for their support.

“Just recently we received funding for our school ground from the Ministry of Youth and Sports,” he said.

“Also, the visiting tourists have been doing a great assistance to students in providing stationery and books.”

The school is located on Yanuya Island in Malolo Nadroga with 40 boarding students.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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