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Letters To The Editor, 22nd February, 2016

Noise pollution Raymond Naidu, Suva As a resident of Samabula North and living here for the last 45 years or so a lot of things have emerged at Samabula Primary
22 Feb 2016 10:33
Letters To The Editor, 22nd February, 2016

Noise pollution

Raymond Naidu, Suva

As a resident of Samabula North and living here for the last 45 years or so a lot of things have emerged at Samabula Primary School.

Before there were no noise at all! Every morning children come to school and they are yelled at by the teachers as if they are chasing cows, bulls, pigs and sheep in a paddock. Then after 8am the prayer starts as if they are the only religious school. Half the time the children do not understand what is being narrated on the loud speaker. Wow! Then at recess the yelling and shouting starts again. It seems the teachers do not know how to use the PA system. Then comes lunch hour, and the chasing starts again with the yelling and shouting. Now comes the time for children to knock off school and go home in the afternoon. This time, whichever female teacher is on duty, she raises her voice so loud as if the school’s PA system is not operating.

This happens every day from Monday to Friday and we, the retired people living in the area, are sick and tired of such noise pollution created by this school.

When the sound system is loud it reaches out to all the island streets of Lau Group in Samabula North. Now the school also has a hall that can be hired. From Friday to Sunday, the hall caters for weddings, etc and the music starts from as early as 6am and goes on until midnight.

Residents in the area have reported the matter to the Suva City Council but the complaints fell on deaf ears. The council and Ministry of Education people who look after such issues should come and observe for themselves.

Time and again residents around Samabula North have complained to the headteacher, going personally to him but it seems it just falls on deaf ears as well.

We are retired people living around this neighbourhood. There are so many sick people and babies who want to rest peacefully in their homes.

There is also another school close by – Latter Day Saints Primary School – where you could hear a pin drop.  You can hardly hear the teachers at the school shouting or yelling and letting the Lau Group streets know that a school exists in the same area.

I hope the authorities concerned would look into the plight of the rate payers, the sick, the elderly, and babies of all the island streets of Lau Group.

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