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Boarding Facilities To Prioritise Students From Outer Islands And Interiors

Major upgrades in boarding facilities can be expected in some schools this year to accommodate students from the outer Islands and the interiors. This was revealed by Minister for Education,
16 Jul 2016 14:31
Boarding Facilities To Prioritise Students From Outer Islands And Interiors
Right-Minister for Education, National Heritage, Culture and Arts, Mahendra Reddy.

Major upgrades in boarding facilities can be expected in some schools this year to accommodate students from the outer Islands and the interiors.

This was revealed by Minister for Education, National Heritage, Culture and Arts, Mahendra Reddy yesterday.

Mr Reddy named a few schools which would undergo this upgrade.

He also assured the parents of students staying in the interiors and outer islands that spaces would be prioritised for their children.

“We are expanding the boarding facilities like Queen Victoria School, Ratu Kadavulevu School, Adi Cakobau School, Natabua High School including Nasinu Secondary School and your children can come and stay there as we are reserving boarding facilities,” Mr Reddy said.

He also spoke about the upgrade work at Queen Victoria being well underway and the boarding capacity had been doubled.

“We are doubling the boarding facilities at QVS and we will reveal more on this later on,” he said.

“We are spending a lot of money for these projects while the Indonesian Engineers and Carpenters are working on the infrastructure and the building.

“We are including two double boarding facilities at Queen Victoria School with a capacity of 700.”

The Minister also added that a group would be working separately and would be looking at upgrading the rest of the boarding facilities around Fiji so that more students could be accommodated.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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