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Former student’s dream comes true as only son is named headboy

Jope Kete, an administration officer with the Suva City Council, had his dream come true when his 17-year-old son be­came the headboy of his former school. Mr Kete, 52, of
10 Feb 2018 11:00
Former student’s dream comes true as only son is named headboy
Suva Special School Head Boy Tevita Kete with Parents Jope and Katalaini Kete following his prefect induction on February 9, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Jope Kete, an administration officer with the Suva City Council, had his dream come true when his 17-year-old son be­came the headboy of his former school.

Mr Kete, 52, of Vunidawa, Naitasiri, stood proudly as he witnessed his only son, Tevita Kete, 17, who has a learning disability being badged as Suva Special School’s headboy.

The Namadi-based school has 106 students with 16 teachers. An overjoyed Mr Kete was in tears as he saw his son wear the headboy’s badge.

Mr Kete was a student of Suva Special School in the 1970s through to the 80s.

He said he couldn’t be happier of his son, who made him a proud father.

Tevita was badged as the headboy during the school’s prefect induction ceremony at the school yesterday.

Mr Kete gave his son a big hug and with tears he told Tevita: “I am proud of you son”.

“I am lost of words to describe how proud I feel of my son to wear a headboy’s badge of the school which I had spent many years in. I am a proud former student of Suva Special School because I got to learn a lot more things at this school and from the teachers.

“I had a learning disability as well, but through the support and care of the teachers from this school, I now work at the Suva City Council and support my family. I never thought that my son will make me proud this way,” Mr Kete said.

Edited by Percy Kean



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