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EDITORIAL: We Need More Teachers Like Principal Khan

Teachers like Mohammed Khan deserve special recognition. Out of his love and passion for his work, he wants to see his students thrive aca­demically. As principal of Nadogo Central Collge
22 Sep 2018 11:10
EDITORIAL: We Need More Teachers Like Principal Khan
Nadogo Central College principal Mohammed Khan serves breakfast to his students.

Teachers like Mohammed Khan deserve special recognition. Out of his love and passion for his work, he wants to see his students thrive aca­demically.

As principal of Nadogo Central Collge in Macuata, lo­cated outside Labasa Town, Mr Khan is well aware of the struggles faced by his students.

Most travel for long hours just to get to school on time. Some leave their homes as early as 5.30am. By the time they get to school they are tired and hungry. The rou­tine is the same five days a week.

Just this week Mr Khan has started providing break­fast for 50 plus students who live in Visogo, Dogotuki, Namuka and Lakemba.

Students are served Weet-Bix and toasted bread.

This is not part of Government’s initiative but rather – it’s from Mr Khan’s own pocket.

Like most teachers, Mr Khan merely wants to help his students.

This is in line with a recent study from the University of Iowa in the United States of America which rein­forces the connection between good nutrition and good grades.

The study found that free school breakfast help stu­dents from low-income families perform better aca­demically.

Perhaps there are other teachers like Mr Khan who out of the goodness of their hearts pour out their time, money and energy to help students outside of the class­room.

To these teachers, we say vinaka vakalevu.

Their selfless sacrifice will one day reap its rewards.

In fact, Fiji needs more teachers like Mr Khan. He is not only setting an example for his students but for all Fijians as well.

Despite our ethnic differences, for those who are passionate about what they do, there are no second thoughts about going the extra mile.

 

Kudos to the Fiji Maritime Surveillance Rescue and Co-ordination Centre

A German family is safe, thanks to Fiji Maritime Surveillance Rescue and Coordination Centre.

Based out of the Captain Stanley Brown Na­val base in Suva, the Centre coordinated a successful search a rescue operation in collaboration with the Rescue Coordination Centre Germany, Ministry of Health (MoH), Fiji Police Force and Tuimasi, the vil­lage headman of Waiqori Village, Oneata

Because of their combined efforts, the family of Nick Pichler are well and safe.

Their sailing yacht, MV Mango hit an object, took in water and sunk in the Oneata waters on Saturday.

Mr Pichler who is from Germany made a satellite call to the German Rescue Coordination Centre.

The FMSRCC were alerted and the operation activat­ed.

With the help of the Centre, the village headman headed out to sea on his fibre to rescue the Pichler family. They were later picked up by the RFNS Kula on Tuesday.

What could have easily turned tragic was avoided.

Another example of what our small yet efficient Res­cue and Coordination Centre can do.

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