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New, Stronger Classrooms Excite Students, Teachers

The headboy of  Teidamu Primary School in Ba has praised and thanked Government for thinking of his school. Navin Charan, while delivering the vote of thanks before chief guest and
02 Feb 2018 14:07
New, Stronger Classrooms Excite Students, Teachers
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (seated sixth from left), with staff of Balata College in Ba on February 1, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO News

The headboy of  Teidamu Primary School in Ba has praised and thanked Government for thinking of his school.

Navin Charan, while delivering the vote of thanks before chief guest and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, said: “Let me place on record here that Teidamu Primary School is very grateful for the visionary leadership and tremendous work that this Government is doing.

“We only hear of the Attorney-General but to have you in our little school here in the hills of Ba, we are very grateful.

“We were devastated when our school was destroyed but now we have these strong and very good building and for that we want to say thank you to the Minister and to the Government.”

The school had suffered damages after the category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in February 2016.

No longer having to worry about the durability of their classrooms is a huge relief also for the other school managements and teachers of schools in the West that had some of their classrooms officially re-opened by the Attorney General and Minister for Justice Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

But the Government’s commendation for its rebuilding works did not end there.

At Tavua District School, teacher Metuisela Niumataiwalu said the new Early Childhood Education block was a welcome addition especially because it was going to meet the huge need for quality education for the young children in the town.

Mr Niumataiwalu said: “We want to thank the Government for doing this for us. We are indeed grateful to the Education Minister for spearheading the vision for quality education to be accessible to all in Fiji.

“Today, to see the Minister of Education here to meet the teachers and students is a huge plus for us. A Government that cares for us equally, that’s what we see and that’s what Fiji needs.”

The principal of Drasa Secondary School in Lautoka, Pushp Sharma, said: “We want to thank the Government for investing in us, especially investing in the children.

“Drasa Secondary School continues its trend of being the best in all phases of education and we are very proud of this new inclusion today, of the new blocks.”

Balata College

At Balata College in Ba, the students, teachers and parents who were present expressed joy at the timely help that they received.

Kunal Singh, who is a parent, said: “Having the government tend to our needs in this way, by fixing and helping our school just goes to show that they truly mean what they say.

“This will go a long way in helping our students get the proper care in education that they need in order to achieve big things in life.”

Meanwhile, the A-G, who is also the Minister for Education, urged many of the students he visited in the Western Division to pursue a career path that they knew was right for them. While addressing students of Drasa Secondary School he said: “I urge you to pursue a career that you want.

“Whatever it is, you have to pursue the career that you are passionate about.

“Don’t pursue a career that someone else tells you to do. Because if you do something that you feel good about, that you feel passionate about, you will always do well in it.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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