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Positive Feedback from Rural Schools on Education Investment

The investment by Government in the education sector has been received well by school management, parents and teachers in the Central Division.
 
In a recent tour by the Divisional Comm. Central Lt. Col Laisenia Tuitubou to the different provinces in the Central Division this week, comments of gratitude, acknowledgement, happiness and positive continue to pour in. Vunidawa Fijian School, a primary school in Naitasiri was one of the schools visited yesterday where the RFMF engineers were currently renovating 3 classrooms funded by the Prime Minister’s office at a cost of $137,435.00. 
 
Head Teacher, Maciu Yabakirua welcomed the assistance adding that it is a blessing for the school. 
“This is one of the major renovations for the school and we take this opportunity to thank Government for assisting us. “This is the beginning of the many better things to come in terms of education in the area especially for the six villages that send their children to the school,” says the man from Ogea in Lau.
 
Similar sentiments was shared by the Head Teacher of Vunidawa Sanatan Primary School, Mr Salesh Mudaliar who saluted Government for the renovations of two teachers quarters and a classroom that is also funded by the Office of the Prime Minister at a sum of $358,000.00.
 
“We thank Government for coming to assist the school management with the renovation.
“Right now, all the teachers are sharing quarters. With the completion of the two teacher’s quarters, things are expected to change. 
 
“This has been long overdue and I assure parents and students of the school that there are more good things to come for the school when the renovation is completed. 
 
With those renovations, things are expected to change for Vunidawa Sanatan Primary as there are plans for a new school library and a computer lab for the students. In another visit by the Divisional Commissioner Central, Lt. Col Laisenia Tuitubou to Namosi Secondary School, parents continue to praise Government for the investment in the education sector.
 
Kolodisi Leone, 51 yrs said the education assistance has helped him send his children to school on time.
“Gone are the days of sleepless nights worrying about where to get our children’s school fees etc.
“The assistance has assisted me in sending my children to school on time. We only have to buy books, uniforms plus other stationeries as required by the school.
 
“I take this opportunity to thank Government for the initiative. I only hope that this type of assistance continue in the future,” Leone said with smile. A similar sentiment was echoed by 65 year old Kusitino Waqanisalili of Namosi who also acknowledged Government for the assistance.
 
“I am very grateful for the assistance as it has helped me send my children to school on time. I thank Government for that,” Mr Waqanisalili added. Namosi Secondary School is also one of the schools assisted by Government last year for the renovation and construction of a teacher’s quarters, two classrooms and extension of the girl’s dormitory.
 

Funded by the Office of the Prime Minister, the more than $91,000.00 assistance is expected to improve the level of education in the province.
 
Work on the renovation and the construction of the classroom is progressing well. Lt. Col Tuitubou said that Government is committed to improve education in rural areas and communities and stakeholders should respond positively to the assistance by instilling their children the importance of education.
 

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