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Reddy Opens School Dormitory

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy opened a new dormitory for Wainimakutu Village School in the Namosi Highlands. Students, parents and the community of Wainimakutu were present
15 Feb 2017 11:00
Reddy Opens School Dormitory
The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Mahendra Reddy (middle), with the Permanent Secretary and other senior officials of the Ministry and the students of Wainimakutu Village School. Photo: Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy opened a new dormitory for Wainimakutu Village School in the Namosi Highlands.

Students, parents and the community of Wainimakutu were present in numbers to witness the event on Monday.

The construction of the dormitory cost $40,000 and was funded by the ministry.

Projects as such are what the Government and the ministry has promised and would continue to deliver.

Wainimakutu Village School has 84 students from the surrounding districts of Nakurukuruvakatini, Naleya, Wainimala, also as far as Navatusila and Magodro.

Emotional parent, Merelita Tuinaimi said: “Now, my Year Eight daughter, Tavenisa Nailisa won’t have to travel far as she would be boarding and will be able to make use of the resources the school has to offer.”

 

Manage absenteeism

School manager, Ilaitia Mice said with the opening of this dormitory, issues such as, distant travelling, absenteeism, school dropouts and low classroom performance would be tackled.

Mr Reddy said: “I assure you that even though you may be far from us, here in the interior, but you are not out of our mind,” he said.

“We want every child to go to school.

“The Government will pick up all expenses so that the children continue to study and have a brighter future.”

Source: Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts

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