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Auditor General’s office staff gives 160 school bags for students

The Ministry of Education yesterday received a donation of 160 school bags from the Auditor General’s Office to be distributed to students of Navunisea Primary School in Tailevu. The donation was through funds collected by the staff of the Auditor General’s Office and assistance rendered by their counterparts in Vanuatu and Tasmania. Minister for Education, […]

DEPTFO

May 12, 2016 9:05 am

The Ministry of Education yesterday received a donation of 160 school bags from the Auditor General’s Office to be distributed to students of Navunisea Primary School in Tailevu.

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Hon. Mahendra Reddy receiving donation from the Auditor Generals office yesterday (DEPFTO)
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Hon. Mahendra Reddy receiving donation from the Auditor Generals office yesterday (DEPFTO)

The donation was through funds collected by the staff of the Auditor General’s Office and assistance rendered by their counterparts in Vanuatu and Tasmania.

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy, while receiving the assistance from Deputy Auditor General Atunaisa Nadakuitavuki, said the donation was reflective of their commitment to help students in rural areas.

Minister Reddy said the Education Ministry was working in partnership with organisations and agencies to ensure there was a level playing field with respect to educational services to children affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston across the country.

REDDY: “You have chosen a school in the interior, which shows your commitment to those who sometimes tend to be forgotten. And we are also making every approach to see how we can reach out to affected schools.”

He expressed his Ministry’s gratitude to the staff of the Auditor General’s Office for coming forward with the assistance which is worth about $1600.

REDDY: “Your assistance to the students of Navunisea Primary School will make a huge difference in terms of their ability to come to school. It will also boost their morale that there are people out there; outside the mainstream education sector, who are concerned and care about their education.”

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