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Prefects Reminded To Be Open in the Way They Do Things

Prefects of Seaqaqa Central College were reminded that they needed to be open in the way they do things. Speaking to the students during the school’s prefect’s induction ceremony yesterday,
09 Feb 2018 11:00
Prefects Reminded To Be Open in the Way They Do Things
Newly inducted prefects of Seaqaqa Central College with their teachers and chief guest Captain Samuela Cikaitoga the appointed Officer Commanding Golf Company Sukunaivalu Barrack, in Labasa (fourth from the right) in Macuata on February 8, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Prefects of Seaqaqa Central College were reminded that they needed to be open in the way they do things.

Speaking to the students during the school’s prefect’s induction ceremony yesterday, chief guest Captain Samuela Cikaitoga told the student leaders that they needed to be informed.

“The price tag of leadership is self-discipline. To be a good and successful leader the first victory we must win is against ourselves,” Captain Cikaitoga said.

“Without discipline, we will never rise to our maximum potential as leaders.”

He also urged the student leaders to be fair and hold integrity.

The newly inducted headgirl, Reshmi Devi couldn’t wait to go home and surprise her father.

The 18-year-old of Batiri in Macu­ata Province said her father, Kam­lesh Prasad, a bus driver, was her role model and wanted to make his dreams come true.

“My father dropped out of Year 10 to support his family,” Reshmi said.

“He had a dream of becoming a headboy and a doctor.

“Every time he shared his teenage stories, it encouraged me to aim to become the headgirl and aspire to become a doctor.

“I have fulfilled his first expecta­tion and I will surprise him,” the second youngest of four siblings said.

“He has been a bus driver for 13 years and he works very hard to support us.”

Meanwhile, aspiring Industrial Arts teacher, Peceli Latu of Natua Housing in Seaqaqa was emotional when he was badged as the headboy.

Accompanied by his parents, Me­liki Daunivalu and Rupeni Diani, the 18-year-old was in tears.

“Being a son of a yaqona and dalo farmer did not deter me to see my dream come true,” the eldest of three siblings said.

“As a headboy I want to encour­age my colleagues to dream big and to stand on their feet to look after their family.

“Family is essential because it sustains society while fulfilling God’s purpose.”

A total of 74 prefects were induct­ed and the school has a student roll of 527 from Year Nine to 13.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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