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Cadet Training Instills Discipline: Konrote

President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote yesterday praised the cadet training programme and listed an array of attributes that cadets build into their lives after their cadetship. “The primary aim and
28 May 2016 14:24
Cadet Training Instills Discipline: Konrote
Ratu Navula College students during the Cadet Pass out Parade in Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote yesterday praised the cadet training programme and listed an array of attributes that cadets build into their lives after their cadetship.

“The primary aim and purpose of cadet training is to teach, guide, train and nurture our children and youth of today into disciplined, intelligent and healthy individuals when they grow up to become parents and our leaders of tomorrow,” the President said.

President Konrote was speaking while officiating at the Ratu Navula College Cadet Corps 2016 passing-out parade at the school near Narewa, Nadi.

“From the outset, I wish to correct the thinking that the cadet training is aimed at militarising the schools or the students,” he said.

He said cadet training was quite similar in nature to other character-building initiatives like the Scouts and Guides movements, and the Duke of Edinburgh programme, among others.

“These programmes all provide unique opportunities for young people to learn about discipline and the various qualities and traits that can help them to face the challenges of the real world,” President Konrote said.

“Therefore to mould the overall character of Fiji’s youth and to help them develop into responsible and disciplined individuals, the training will auger well as they develop into adults and become leaders in their respective families, communities and at the national level.

“The leadership and discipline are some of the key outcomes of cadet training and it also stresses that discipline is not just for soldiers or members of the disciplined forces.

“It is for everyone from the farmer to the pharmacist, students to the teachers, the mechanic to the bus driver, including our rugby players.”

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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