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Former Teacher Qualifies As Physical Training Instructor

Former secondary school teacher, Corrections Officer Class B (COB) Ananaisa Vucago was yesterday among the 20 Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) who qualified as Physical Training Instructors (PTI) after a five-week
30 Dec 2017 10:46
Former Teacher Qualifies As Physical Training Instructor
Fiji Corrections Service Director Rehabilitation Superintendent Salote Panapasa (sitting middle) with Republic of Fiji Military personnel and Fiji Corrections Service personnel after the five-week training course at Naboro on December 29, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

Former secondary school teacher, Corrections Officer Class B (COB) Ananaisa Vucago was yesterday among the 20 Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) who qualified as Physical Training Instructors (PTI) after a five-week training course at Naboro Corrections Complex.

He graduated as a physical education teacher from the Lautoka Teachers College in 2012 and joined FCS in 2014 after two years in the teaching profession.

Mr Vucago said the five-week course was tough and he was happy to be certificated yesterday.

The course, he said, had enabled him to set out different types of training for people of all ages.

“I’m ready to share my knowledge with those that I’m going to look after,” he said.

Mr Vucago was named the best male participant of the five-week course. He is currently at the Corrections Academy.

Women Corrections Officer Class C (WCOC) Asenaca Kanaivalu was named the best female participant.

Ms Kanaivalu hails from Kadavu and is currently a corrections officer at the Lautoka Corrections Complex.

She said she was an administration officer and was happy to be selected to be trained as a PTI.

“Now I can work inside the office and also as a PTI,” she said.

She said the five-week course was tough, but was glad to have gone through it.

At their passing-out parade, the chief guest Supervisor Corporate Service Salote Panapasa, said the PTI course was the first for FCS.

“All participants will return qualified to their respective Corrections Centres and lead the physical training activities there with the support of their OCs and supervisors,” she said.

She thanked the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto for releasing PTI from the camp to help them.

He also thanked Henry Elder and Fiji Rugby Union’s Nacanieli Cawanibuka for their help.

She said they hoped to get all these PTIs accredited with the World Rugby Level One Strength and Conditioning Certificate.

She said the course was also a show of their support to Government’s Wellness Programme through the Ministry of Health

The PTIs, she said, would organise their programmes in their institutions so that all officers attain their required fitness level.

The course participants:

Asenaca Kanaivalu,

Apimeleki Drugu,

Samisoni Tuilawaki,

Waisale Vocea,

Saula Naicori,

Kusitina Matawalu,

Samisoni Vurai,

Mikaele Namusu,

Iowane Waqalevu,

Isikeli Tuira,

Sisilia Tinai,

Jone Tubunaruarua,

Avito Manoa,

Vilikesa Rokolekutu,

Vulaqoro Matavesi,

Alipate Matadigo,

Sikeli Kacikilagi,

Timoci Sinate,

Ananaisa Vucago

and Elwood Newtown.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Feedback:  maikab@fijisun.com.fj



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