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Rinesh Sets School Record

Rinesh Prasad of Naivitia Settlement in Wavuwavu, Macuata, made history at Naleba College in Labasa after scoring 366 out of 400 in the Fiji Year 12 Examinations. On top of
29 Jan 2016 08:05
Rinesh Sets School Record
From left: Jagdish Chand, Mitya Devi, Shani Shivani, Vikash Karan, Rinesh Prasad, Sashi Lata and Vinesh Prasad at Naleba College outside Labasa Town yesterday. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Rinesh Prasad of Naivitia Settlement in Wavuwavu, Macuata, made history at Naleba College in Labasa after scoring 366 out of 400 in the Fiji Year 12 Examinations.

On top of that the Year 12 student, who has an eyesight problem, studies under a kerosene lamp, drinks water from a well and walks four kilometres to school daily.

Rinesh beat all odds with his  excellent  result.

“My father Vinesh Prasad is a sugarcane labourer and my mother Sashi Lata does domestic duties,” Rinesh said.

“My life has always been full of challenges but I have never showed or felt self-pity about my situation.

“I see it as a motivation to do well in my studies to achieve my dream of becoming an accountant.”

 

Naleba College principal Vikash Karan said: “It is after 43 years of the establishment of the school that a student scored this highest result,”

He said another Year 12 student, Shani Shivani, scored the highest marks of 353 in science and this result was the highest result for the science department.

Shani, an 18-year-old lass of Naleba, Labasa Town, also comes from a struggling family.

“I use solar light to study; all my life I drank water from the stream and walked daily about three kilometres to school,” Shani said

“My father Jagdish Chand is a sugarcane farmer while my mother Mitya Devi does domestic duties.

“Although we don’t have privileges like students in urban areas, we make do with what we have.

“I aspire to become a doctor and I have faith that I can do it.”

Mr Karan said he was thankful to the Minister of Education for introducing new reforms and removing the scaling system.

“Now we get to know about our students’ real performance and it is after 43 years that our school had delivered good results with more pass rates,” Mr Karan said.

 

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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