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Yadua Primary School To Relocate

Mr Bainimarama said that the Government’s priority was to repair the classrooms so the children could go to school.
20 Feb 2021 09:52
Yadua Primary School To Relocate
Minister for Infrastructure and Meteorological Services and Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Jone Usamate with students of Yadua Island School. Photo: DEPTFO News

Yadua Island School is to relocate to an alternative location.

This decision was made during a visit by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to the school on the island in Bua on Thursday.

According to Yadua Village headman Maleli Nawai, the school management were happy about the decision to relocate the school.

“The school is located near a slope and is risky when it rains heavily. We’re so thankful to the Government for the plans in place to relocate the school to a suitable location,” he said.

Mr Bainimarama said engineers from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the officials from the Department of Lands were sent to survey the relocation site for the school.

Mr Bainimarama said that the Government’s priority was to repair the classrooms so the children could go to school.

He added that during his visit to schools in the Northern Division teachers had told him of the challenges they’re facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the two recent cyclones.

Mr Bainimarama was moved by how the children were neatly dressed with their new uniforms and sandals. The school’s head teacher, Josaia Natuilagilagi, briefly told the Prime Minister of the ordeal they went through during Cyclones Yasa and Ana.

Mr Bainimarama encouraged the children to work hard academically and that he was happy to meet them. He also urged parents and guardians to support the education of their children.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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