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Akbar To Parents, Teachers: Instil Leadership Values In Children

“You have an important role in representing the views of the school and the student body."
11 Feb 2019 11:56
Akbar To Parents, Teachers: Instil Leadership Values In Children
Newly inducted head boy of Vuda District School Frederick Nakautoga and head girl Vilimaina Tavai on February 08, 2019. Photo: Rohit Kumar

As parents and teachers we have to put every bit of ef­fort in teaching our chil­dren leadership values

We also have an important role to play in helping shape the life of a child says the Minister for Educa­tion, Heritage and Arts Rosy Akbar.

She was chief guest, at the Vuda District School’s prefects Induction last week.

Ms Akbar told parents and teach­ers at the prefects’ induction to coach and be good role models to their children.

“To help them dream big as they will be great leaders or even a min­ister one day,” Ms Akbar said.

She reminded the 62 newly elected leaders that they had the respon­sibility of 378 students who would rely on them as catalysts for posi­tive change in the school.

“You are challenged to lead by ex­ample and not in words only,” the minister said.

“You have an important role in representing the views of the school and the student body.

“You are responsible to setting and maintaining standard and cul­ture of the school, so be a signifi­cant role model.”

For newly inducted head girl of Vuda District School, Vilimaina Ta­vai, leadership is in her blood.

Vilimaina, felt proud and happy to follow in the line of family mem­bers when it came to leadership.

Her mother Asinate Tavai was a prefect and deputy head girl for Lomary Secondary School and her father Jerry Tavai was a head boy of Vuda District School.

And her younger sister was also inducted as the class captain of Year Two on Friday.

Mr Tavai said it was not new to have leaders in the family, and he felt proud his two daughters have kept leadership in the family tradi­tion.

Newly inducted head boy Freder­ick Nakautoga is privileged to be given the honour to lead students.

He feels confident that teachers have faith in him to lead the stu­dent body.

Edited by Percy Kean

Feedback: rohit.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

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