Parliament

Speaker hopes for diversity in Parliament

In an effort to educate students about the roles, functions and composition of parliament the Speaker, Honorable Dr Jiko Luveni visited Adi Cakobau School yesterday. Hon. Luveni’s visit was part of the first “Meet the Speaker” programme conducted for this year. LUVENI : “For me as Speaker, I would like to see different occupations represented in Parliament, […]

Salote Qalubau

June 17, 2016 9:22 am

In an effort to educate students about the roles, functions and composition of parliament the Speaker, Honorable Dr Jiko Luveni visited Adi Cakobau School yesterday.

Speaker Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni being garlanded by prefect, Grace Seruiratu. (Fiji Parliament)
Speaker Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni being garlanded by prefect, Grace Seruiratu. (Fiji Parliament)

Hon. Luveni’s visit was part of the first “Meet the Speaker” programme conducted for this year.

LUVENI : “For me as Speaker, I would like to see different occupations represented in Parliament, different professionals, educated members of society, teachers, lawyers and community workers. I would also like to see more youths and women represented in Parliament.”

Also a former student of ACS, Hon. Luveni credited her achievements to the institution which she said assisted her in achieving her career as the first female dentist.

LUVENI: “It was here at ACS that the foundation of my future was established. It was here that I chose to become the first woman dentist. Now when I look back at all my achievements, I am thankful that it was here at ACS that all those goals were set.”

 Teacher and students looking at the displays. (Fiji Parliament)
Teacher and students looking at the displays. (Fiji Parliament)

Head Girl Ms Grace Turaga said for most of the students, including herself, it was the first time to see the Speaker in person as they only see her on television and newspaper.

Meanwhile, year 13 student Renee Cavu said the programme was eye-opening as it has changed her whole perspective on the workings of the parliament.

CAVU:  “The programme gave us insights into the different laws, positions and the role of the Members of Parliament. It also has interesting facts about history, the mace and the dragging of the Speaker.We are also thankful that Parliament has been brought closer to the students.”

The programme was attended by seven hundred and thirty students and forty-three teachers.

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