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Work On Tent Classrooms Begins

He said his group was tasked to set up tents in the districts of Ra and Ba. They would be erecting 10 in Ba and 14 in Ra. He said the
27 Feb 2016 12:25
Work On  Tent  Classrooms  Begins
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (right) while visiting people sheltering at Tavua District School evacuation center yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

He said his group was tasked to set up tents in the districts of Ra and Ba.

They would be erecting 10 in Ba and 14 in Ra.

He said the sizes would vary from school to school.

Mr Moroca said his team was made up of teachers and Police officers.

He said the Minister for Education, Mahendra Reddy had completed his survey on damaged schools in the Western Division and they had been asked to erect tents in schools to be used next Monday as classrooms.

Most of the schools in the Western Division were severely damaged.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said that the timeline for returning to classes for schools differed.

He said some would return to classes as late as March.

At the moment what was needed in damaged schools was cleaning up and that would be carried out by inmates.

Meanwhile, Mr Reddy said classes at Queen Victoria School would start when repair works were completed.

The divisional education officer central, Sakiusa Udre, had told the Fiji Sun at Silana, Dawasamu, that he had sent a proposal to the Minister of Education for senior students to use partly-damaged classrooms for classes and also as their dormitory.

He said there were five partly-damaged classrooms and one could be use for boarding for teachers and students.

The Minister for Education said this would not happen.

Edited by Maraia Vula

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