Education

Maritime schools to receive boats and outboard motors

The Minister for Education said all schools in the interior and maritime zones will be provided a boat and outboard motors by the end of this year. More than 60 students of Davetalevu Primary School in Moala, Lau will benefit from a new boat and engine provided by the Ministry of Education. Dr Mahendra Reddy handed […]

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June 3, 2016 7:20 am

The Minister for Education said all schools in the interior and maritime zones will be provided a boat and outboard motors by the end of this year.

Minister for Education Dr Mahendra Reddy and other education officials at the handing over of a new boat and engine to the management of Davetalevu Primary School in Moala, Lau (DEPFTO)
Minister for Education Dr Mahendra Reddy and other education officials at the handing over of a new boat and outboard motor to the management of Davetalevu Primary School in Moala, Lau (DEPFTO)

More than 60 students of Davetalevu Primary School in Moala, Lau will benefit from a new boat and engine provided by the Ministry of Education. Dr Mahendra Reddy handed over the donation to the school manager, Samuela Cama yesterday.

Minister Reddy said the new boat and engine would complement the students’ quest for quality education.

REDDY: “There are a few other things that Davetalevu Primary School has requested for and we want to assure you that you will be assisted soon. We want your school to be second to none. I want to commend the people of Moala for showing commitment towards improving your children’s education. All our children must have access to the best facilities.”

Dr. Reddy urged all school managements to use the assistance provided by Government to improve and enhance the learning environment of children.

Dr. Reddy said all Fijian students, parents, teachers, and managements could look forward to more assistance to be announced in the national budget later this month.

Mr Cama said they no longer would have to spend $180-$200 to take students to the health centre or other service centres in Lau.

The Education Ministry also provided 70 school bags, first aid equipment and life jackets for students’ use.

The assistance is worth $19,300.

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