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New Block to Lift Status of Bau Central College

Education Minister Premila Kumar urges school board to set up maintenance plan.
07 Jul 2022 15:30
New Block to Lift Status of Bau Central College
Year 13 students of Bau Central College celebrate the commissioning of the new block and multipurpose hall on July 5, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Bau Central College now have better facilities to cater for more students living within or near the district of Bau, in Tailevu South.

With the construction of a new school block completed, the school management expects to see a surge of new intakes in the coming year.

Vice Principal Yazameen Khan said the new block would also allow them to better their service delivery.

The new block consists of an administration staffroom, a conference room, a classroom, technical room, a science block, a multipurpose hall and teacher’s quarters.

Minister for Education Premila Kumar, with Bau Central College Principal, Susana Mataitoga, during the commissioning of the new facilities on July 5, 2022. Photos: Ronald Kumar

Minister for Education Premila Kumar, with Bau Central College Principal, Susana Mataitoga, during the commissioning of the new facilities on July 5, 2022. Photos: Ronald Kumar

“Since its inception in 2018, it has grown from two buildings serving year 9 and year 10 students,” Ms Khan said after the commissioning on Tuesday.

“This new block will allow students coming in from as far as Ratu Ravoama Primary, and nearby primary schools a convenient, modern school facility to further their education. The school can now cater for year 9 to year 13. We started off with year 12 last year and year 13 this year.”

Bau Central College students during the commissioning of the new facilities and multipurpose hall on July 5, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Bau Central College students during the commissioning of the new facilities and multipurpose hall on July 5, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Minister for Education, Premila Kumar, while commissioning the new block, said they, as a government, was delighted to build a school for the children of Fiji.

“I must commend our honourable Prime Minister for his dedication to our people,” the minister said. Ms Kumar also urged the school’s board members “not to neglect the infrastructure”, but put in place a proper plan to maintain it.

This year, the college has 22 students in year 13, and two streams of year 12.

The Bau Central College campus project, which is worth around $4.6million, will serve the greater district of Bau, in Tailevu South.

 

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