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Kean Advises Corrections Recruits

  Welcome to the real world. The Commissioner of Corrections, Commander Francis Kean made this statement while addressing the 54 new graduates that graduated from the Naboro Corrections Academy in
11 Nov 2016 11:00
Kean Advises Corrections Recruits
FijI Correctional Service Commissioner COmmander Francis Kean shares a moment with a new recruits during his insopection rounds yesterday.Photo:JONE LUVENITOGA

 

Welcome to the real world.

The Commissioner of Corrections, Commander Francis Kean made this statement while addressing the 54 new graduates that graduated from the Naboro Corrections Academy in Suva yesterday.

“To you the 54 graduates, welcome to the business of saving lives, welcome to the business of the great commission, welcome to this honourable profession.

“As I say to all Fiji Corrections Personnel who get promoted or during their re-engagement, the hard work starts now. Welcome to the real world, like any other organisation you will have personnel who will positively influence you or negatively influence you,” he said.

There were 48 male and six females.

Commander Kean said yesterday marked a significant milestone in the journey for the correctional staff that would be part of the distinguished institution which was rich in history since its establishment on October 10, 1874 and has evolved since its early days in Levuka. He said the graduates would witness changes to strengthen the institution as they joined the Corrections family.

Commander Kean urged graduates that they were expected to perform their duties diligently within the Fiji Corrections Services as expected from Government and their own families.

He said the 12 weeks training undertaken by the graduates was aimed to establish their identity at the Fiji Corrections Service and to familiarise themselves of their roots in order to fervently uphold the ethos of the institution.

Commander Kean said their journey was challenging physically, mentally and uplifting spiritually.

“We hope that the 12 weeks of training have put you in good stead to always make the right decisions all the time and every time, right decisions, because it is critical for you, your family and for the respective Corrections institutions that you will be posted from Monday and for the Fiji Correction Service,” he said.

Commander Kean advised the graduates to be passionate about their profession and ensured that they had the right attitude throughout the journey.

“Be humble in your triumphs and gracious to learn from your errors in becoming stronger, effective and efficient contributors to the success of this Fiji Corrections Service,” he said.

Commander Kean said he trusted the graduates would respond to their duties accordingly.

“I say trust because trust is the glue that binds us together at the Fiji Corrections Service. I hope and pray that the stickiness of this glue established today on this parade ground will remain during your career,” he said.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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