Education

New early childhood education block for Naqarawai students

Children of Naqaraqai in Namosi will now get a chance to attend a Early Childhood Education centre (ECE) after Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Hon. Mahendra Reddy opened the centre yesterday. The centre is an addition to the more than 1,100 ECE centres established nationwide. Minister Reddy stressed the uniqueness of Fiji’s model of […]

Salote Qalubau

June 17, 2016 9:15 am

Children of Naqaraqai in Namosi will now get a chance to attend a Early Childhood Education centre (ECE) after Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Hon. Mahendra Reddy opened the centre yesterday.

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Dr Reddy opens the Naqarawai ECE centre. (DEPTFO)
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Dr Reddy opens the Naqarawai ECE centre. (DEPTFO)

The centre is an addition to the more than 1,100 ECE centres established nationwide.

Minister Reddy stressed the uniqueness of Fiji’s model of education in terms of faith-based groups and local communities taking the initiative to provide educational opportunities for children.

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Dr Reddy addresses community members of Naqarawai. (DEPTFO)
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Dr Reddy addresses community members of Naqarawai. (DEPTFO)

REDDY: “This is the level of commitment our Government is making towards education and irrespective of the location of the schools and communities, we will make education accessible to all.”

Community members were also briefed about the programmes in the twelve Technical College campuses and the Ministry’s plans to have a dormitory for students in Nasinu in order for youths from the interior schools to also enrol into the Technical Colleges.

REDDY: “The Ministry is working towards identifying and upgrading facilities and infrastructure in the interior rural areas so that the students in these areas have the same accessibility to basic facilities as the students in urban areas.”

The Minister also thanked the SDA church community members for their foresight in establishing the school and providing the teachers which included funding.

REDDY: “Their strong vision has been realized today as this building itself gives a new ray of light for the better future of these young children.”

Meanwhile, a total of 17 students have enrolled into the new Naqarawai ECE centre

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