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New ECE Block For Naqarawai

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy officially opened the new ECE Block at Naqarawai SDA Primary School on Tuesday. This centre is in addition to the more
17 Jun 2016 10:00
New ECE Block For Naqarawai

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy officially opened the new ECE Block at Naqarawai SDA Primary School on Tuesday.

This centre is in addition to the more than 1100 centres established nationwide.

Naqarawai SDA Primary School is located about 146 km from Suva, in the interior of Namosi and has a roll of 120 students.

The ministry team led by Mr Reddy also distributed bags and stationery packs to the students.  The community members at Naqarawai gathered for the event to celebrate another milestone achievement for the community. A total of 17 students have enrolled into the centre indicating the growing need for expansion in the early childhood education sector.

“I want to assure you all that under the Bainimarama Government, all your children’s dreams will be fulfilled.  This is the level of commitment our Government is making towards education and irrespective of the location of the schools and communities, we will make education accessible to all,” Mr Reddy said.

“The Ministry is working towards identifying and upgrading facilities and infrastructure in the interior rural areas so that the students in these areas have the same accessibility to basic facilities as the students in urban areas.  We are here to look after all of you.  These children belong to us.  They are God’s gift to us and we are here to assist them and ensure they have access to the best facilities.”

Mr Reddy further informed the community members about the programmes in the 12 Technical College campuses and of the Ministry’s plans to have a dormitory for these students in Nasinu so that the youths from the interior schools can join Technical Colleges and gain basic qualification.

The Mr thanked the SDA church community members for their foresight in establishing the school and providing the teachers which included funding.

“Their strong vision has been realised today as this building itself gives a new ray of light for the better future of these young children,” Mr Reddy said.

The Government owns only 12 schools from the 900 schools in the country and this is testament of the partnership that exists between these social institutions and Government.

 

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