Education

93 schools need $26.3m now, $70.1m long-term

The government yesterday launched an Adopt a School website inviting individuals and organisations to contribute to the reconstruction of schools. The website currently lists 220 schools.  ‘Intermediate Costs’ are listed for 93 schools while ‘Long-Term Costs’ are listed for 79.  It is understood costs for the remaining schools would be made available later. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama […]

Calvin Prasad

April 10, 2016 10:29 am

The government yesterday launched an Adopt a School website inviting individuals and organisations to contribute to the reconstruction of schools.

The website currently lists 220 schools.  ‘Intermediate Costs’ are listed for 93 schools while ‘Long-Term Costs’ are listed for 79.  It is understood costs for the remaining schools would be made available later.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday said the intermediate phase of the reconstruction process was designed to get schools serviceable again.  The long-term phase involved schools be rebuilt to the required standards to withstand future cyclones.

INTERMEDIATE COSTS (TOP 5)
Division School Cost
Eastern St Vincent College $2.651m
Eastern Ratu Kadavulevu School $2.086m
Northern Wailevu West District School $1.735m
Eastern St John’s College $1.575m
Northern Kubulau District School $1.543m
LONG-TERM COSTS (TOP 5)
Division School Cost
Eastern Ratu Kadavulevu School $5.316m
Western Ba Provincial Freebird Institute $4.810m
Northern St Vincent College $3.523m
Eastern St John’s College $2.990m
Western Nilsen College $2.430m

According to PM Bainimarama, the Fiji Institute of Engineers had sent 70 structural assessors in 22 teams to identify the precise requirements of those schools that need assistance.

“Detailed individual reports are being compiled on each school and a dollar value placed on their needs. Some have been destroyed and will have to be completely rebuilt. Some have been badly damaged and require extensive repairs. In others, classes have resumed but there is still damage to infrastructure and facilities.”

SUMMARY OF COSTS BY TYPE OF SCHOOL
Type Intermediate Costs Long-Term Costs
Kindergarten $0.003m $0.05m
Primary $16.179m $40.995m
Secondary $9.953m $28.649m
Special $0.173m $0.413m
Grand Total $26.308m $70.107m

This article will be updated as more data is made available.

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