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Ministry Outlines Conditions to Games Organisers

The Ministry of Education, has given the approval for the Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Association to continue with the Coca-Cola Games meet this year. Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy has
16 Mar 2016 13:54
Ministry Outlines Conditions to Games Organisers

The Ministry of Education, has given the approval for the Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Association to continue with the Coca-Cola Games meet this year.

Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy has had thorough discussions with senior staff from the ministry and the organisers of the competition, and has come to an agreement to continue the competition.

Reddy said the competition is rated as the largest secondary schools athletics competition in the world and has produced some outstanding athletes who have done Fiji proud in the past.

“The ministry hopes that the competition will strengthen bonds and relieve the tensions and scars of Tropical Cyclone Winston,” Reddy said.

“We understand the situation we are in but we want to ensure that we do not deprive students of this opportunity. Sports are no longer seen in Fiji as a leisure activity or hobby. It’s an industry on its own and we must not relegate it as a secondary activity.

“The ministry wishes to make it clear that this decision is made for the benefit of students and schools nationwide.

“This competition would provide an electrifying atmosphere that would allow teachers and students to enjoy and recover from the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Winston.”

The Ministry of Education and organisers of the games have mutually agreed on certain conditions to accommodate the participation of secondary schools affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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