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Road Upgrade Sees Easier Access To Namosi School

  Pupils of Wainiyavu Primary School in Namosi have a reason to smile. The school is undergoing new development phases that will greatly assist the children, teachers and Wainiyavu community
22 Nov 2016 11:00
Road Upgrade Sees Easier Access To Namosi School
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Mahendra Reddy cuts the ribbon signifying the continuing upgrading road works and the teachers’ quarters at Wainiyavu Primary School yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts

 

Pupils of Wainiyavu Primary School in Namosi have a reason to smile.

The school is undergoing new development phases that will greatly assist the children, teachers and Wainiyavu community at large.

Head teacher Ole Nadavo is among the hundreds who are happy with the new developments at the school.

About $50,000 grant was given by the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts, as well as contributions from the villagers, for a new road and three teachers’ quarters.

Mr  Nadavo said the progress was largely attributed to the joint assistance by the Ministry of Education and the villagers.

“The Minister (Mahendra Reddy) has helped with a lot for the development of this school, including the grant donated to better access the road to the school and teachers’ quarters.

“I thank the Minister for the generous contributions he had made to this school which means a lot to us teachers, and even more to the students who will now have an easier and better access to travelling,” Mr Nadavo said.

He said before the new road, the students used to travel to their village for lunch at least 15 minutes each way.

“Because of the hill, the students used to get tired to walking back and forth to the school in the morning, during lunch hours and afternoon.

“Now, thanks to the Minister, we have a better road and also a truck just to help them with transportation to and from their village,” Mr Nadavo said.

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Mahendra Reddy said education is very important in a child’s life.

“It doesn’t matter if the school is in the rural area, urban or maritime as long as the Ministry is there to help for better education access for the children. We will build better a future for them and for Fiji,” Mr Reddy said.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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