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Rishikul Sanatan Now One of Biggest Schools

  The opening of 10 classrooms at Rishikul Sanatan Pimary School has made it one of the largest schools in the country. It now has a school roll of 1625
16 Feb 2017 11:00
Rishikul Sanatan Now One of  Biggest Schools
Rishikul Sanatan Primary students with their year 8,teacher, Reshmi Sharam were all smiles after Education Minister Mahen Reddy opened their new classroom block yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

 

The opening of 10 classrooms at Rishikul Sanatan Pimary School has made it one of the largest schools in the country. It now has a school roll of 1625 students compared to 1100 students last year.

School head teacher, Surendra Kumar said this during the opening of the classrooms, a computer lab and library was held with a ceremony in Nasinu yesterday.

The upgrade also included the renovation of its staff room and office.

“Since then, the numbers have grown tremendously due to the increasing population in the Suva-Nausori corridor,” Mr Kumar said.

“We need to construct a bigger hall to cater for all the students.

“Also needed is to furnish the library and computer lab in the next few years. The school is very much committed to it.

“We want the children, regardless of their race, to achieve their full potential and our aim is to provide practical step-by-step assistance align with the Ministry of Education’s initiative, policies and procedures for better tomorrow,” Mr Kumar said.

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy, said they were looking at ways to ensure they met the demand and requirements.

“We face high demand and requirements from 21st century students,” Mr Reddy said.

“In that regard, we will be holding workshops with the teachers and principals to look at how we will have to revise our delivery to ensure that we remain ahead of how children are moving with time,” Mr Reddy said.

He said other schools in Nasinu would also get additional teaching space.

“While we expand the space in schools around Fiji, we need to ensure that our curriculum is up to standard with any other competitor institution around the world,” Mr Reddy said.

Rishikul Primary School started in 1932 with only 80 students.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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