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PM Joins Students To Mark School’s Golden Jubilee

Ex-scholars, families, friends and supporters of the school were also present to be part of the golden jubilee celebration.
31 Oct 2020 09:59
PM Joins Students To Mark School’s Golden Jubilee
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama chat with students of Lautoka School for Special Education during the Golden Jubilee celebration on October 30,2020. Photo: Office of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, joined the 132 students, teachers and staff of Lautoka School for Special Education yesterday, to celebrate the school’s 50 years Anniversary.

Ex-scholars, families, friends and supporters of the school were also present to be part of the golden jubilee celebration.

In his welcoming address, Mr Bainimarama said: “Of everything we have accomplished in my time as Prime Minister, the one thing that brings me the most happiness and hope is, without a doubt, how far education in this country has come.

“Primary and secondary education are free-of-charge and we have removed any barriers for parents to send their kids to school.

“More Fijian girls and boys fill our classrooms today than at any point in history and as a result, our nation’s potential has never been brighter.”

He said the Lautoka School for Special Education showed the world that all Fijian children deserved to be treated equally.

“When I look around at the girls and boys of this school, I see their smiling faces, I don’t see them for what they’re unable to do. I see them for everything they have overcome, PM Bainimarama said.

“This half-century milestone comes at a time when not just your school, but all of Fiji, marks 50 years of history.

“Girls and boys, it makes me so proud to stand before you all today not just as your Prime Minister, but as a father, a grandfather and as a fellow Fijian. Because you, each and every one of you, represent a Fiji we can all be proud of. And this school shows that our nation is one in inclusivity, of opportunity and of understanding that each of us has an important role in our society.”

Head teacher, Kailash Pillay, said he was fortunate to be leading the school after seeing the generous work the Government was continuously doing for citizens living with disabilities.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

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