Education

Wairiki gets new technical college

The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was the chief guest at yesterday’s opening of a new technical college, the second in Vanua Levu at  Nawaca, Wairiki, Bua. The PM thanked the communities of Nawaca for their efforts towards the establishment of the new Ratu Epeli Ravoka technical college and said the school would help build up the […]

Serelisoni Moceica

September 1, 2016 9:00 am

The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was the chief guest at yesterday’s opening of a new technical college, the second in Vanua Levu at  Nawaca, Wairiki, Bua.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the opening of the new Ratu Epeli Ravoka campus in Nawaca, Wairiki, Bua. DEFTPO
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the opening of the new Ratu Epeli Ravoka campus in Nawaca, Wairiki, Bua. DEFTPO

The PM thanked the communities of Nawaca for their efforts towards the establishment of the new Ratu Epeli Ravoka technical college and said the school would help build up the skills base of our country.

PM: “I want to close by thanking the local people here who joined hands with the Government to make this campus possible – the Nawaca Primary School Committee, the Vanua o Nawaca and the people of Bua. These are wonderful assets for Vanua Levu and for Fiji because they are important building blocks in our plan to build the North and also take our nation to the next level.”

The PM said the government aspired to provide easy access to education for young people in the country to help them carve out better lives for themselves and their families.

PM:  “And this Campus and the training you students are receiving are an important part of that. Because never before in Fijian history have so many of our young people had access to education. The free schooling and scholarships and tertiary loans that are a feature of our education revolution. Plus the specialist training in colleges like this that are equipping you with skills to carve out a better life for yourselves and also help us continue to build the new Fiji.”

This is the second technical college set up in Vanua Levu with the first one in Labasa and the third to be opened today in Macuata.

The PM said the access to such technical colleges in the northern division would help ease the burden of having to travel to Viti Levu for further education.

PM: “Not that long ago, you would have all had to travel to Viti Levu – or perhaps Labasa – to gain access to the training you are now beginning to take for granted here in Bua. Now, you can be close to your families and friends and still acquire the formal qualifications that previous generations could never acquire in the North. And you have a choice. You can stay up here and use those skills to help us develop the North and help achieve its full potential. “

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