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Training Instills Discipline, Time Management: Recruits

Basic Recruit Training at the Togalevu Naval Base has instilled discipline in the 76 recruits seeking employment in the Fijian Navy. Recruits the Fiji Sun spoke to said the tough
27 Mar 2018 10:00
Training Instills Discipline, Time Management: Recruits
Navy recruits (from left) Alivereti Yauvoli, Esita Batiniqila, Merewalesi Waqa and Savenaca Batimala at the Fijian naval base in Togalevu, Veisari, on March 25, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua

Basic Recruit Training at the Togalevu Naval Base has instilled discipline in the 76 recruits seeking employment in the Fijian Navy.

Recruits the Fiji Sun spoke to said the tough training had taught them the value of discipline and time management.

Alivereti Yauvoli, 27, from Nasau, Koro, Lomaiviti said that he had learned a lot.

“It has instilled discipline in me, this is something I must admit I always lack,” he said.

“I’ve learned the importance of being on time and making firm decisions.”

Mr Yauvoli is a lawyer by profession majoring in geography and maritime affairs.

“I majored in those two subjects because I wanted to be a naval officer,” he said.

Esita Batiniqila, 18, joined the Navy this year after her studies at Adi Cakobau School.

The Burebitu, Ra lass said she had wanted to join the Navy when she was growing up.

Now she will try her best to complete the eight weeks of training to make the final cut.

A one week bush training had taught her to understand the importance of discipline and making the right decision.

Merewalesi Waqa, 22, of Drue Village in Kadavu is a Fiji National University (FNU) graduate in Law and Management is happy to join the Navy.

After graduating last year she applied to join the navy and was glad to be given the call up.

“The one week training in the bush has taught me the importance of being punctual,” said Ms Waqa who was a Dudley High School student.

“I had always wanted to join the navy and was glad to be chosen after the interview this year.”

Savenaca Batimala, 25, from Nabua, Rewa said after graduating he would like to continue his aircraft engineer studies at the Fiji National University (FNU).

He said the one week bush training had taught him the value of discipline and making the right decision at crucial times.

“It had also taught me how to use my time wisely,” he said

Meanwhile, parents, who were present, were happy with what the Fiji Navy had taught their children.

Mother Rema Waqa said she was glad to see the discipline of the recruits.

Josefa Raboliku said the Navy had moulded their children to be good citizens of Fiji.

He thanked the Navy Commander and his officers for the training they conducted for the recruits.

Edited by Percy Kean

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