STUDENTS from around Lautoka gathered at the Lautoka Muslim College grounds yesterday to mark the school's commitment to working together for excellence in education.
College principal Viren Sharma said the open day was organised by school administrators, government departments, Fiji National University and the University of the South Pacific.
"The theme of the open day is 'Excellence in Partnership' and this is just to encourage all relevant stakeholders that we need to work together to help our children excel in education," said Mr Sharma.
He said students from six high schools and eight primary schools took part in a march through Vomo St led by the Fiji Police Force band.
Students also got a chance to collect information from government ministries including the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption.
"Having the government officials here provided a chance for the students to gather information for their career choices," said Mr Sharma.
West education officer Lorima Voravora encouraged parents to involve in their children's education.
"It is your social responsibility to work with your children regarding their education.
"This type of partnership requires constant dialogue between relevant stakeholders including parents," said Mr Voravora.
He said this year had been a memorable one for the people of the west because of the two natural disasters.
He said it was important that stakeholders worked together for the improvement of education for the children in the west.