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Ra Rural Schools Evacuees Welcome Education Minister

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy and senior education officers visited six Ra rural schools today. The schools visited were Nalaba District School, Nailuva District School, Fulton
02 Mar 2016 10:30
Ra Rural Schools Evacuees Welcome Education Minister
Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy with children of Nailuva District School. Photo: DEPTFO News

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy and senior education officers visited six Ra rural schools today.

The schools visited were Nalaba District School, Nailuva District School, Fulton Primary School, Namuaniwaqa Village School, Tokaimalo District School and Bayly Memorial School.

Most of these schools were severely damaged by Tropical Cyclone Winston and the damage assessment ranged from 60 per cent to 90 per cent.

Despite the impact, hardships and challenges faced by the communities, the evacuees at Ra, in particular Nalaba and Nailuva, were pleased to meet the Education Minister.

People shared their experiences from the destructive TC Winston last weekend as they recalled the night of terror.

Mr Reddy assured the six schools that it was Government’s priority to improve the infrastructure of schools affected by the cyclone. This is to ensure the resumption of classes at its earliest.

In the meantime, the schools will be provided with temporary tents and tarpaulins to allow students to continue with their classes.

Source: DEPTFO News

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