IMPROVING the learning environment of students in Vanua Levu, the Japanese government yesterday handed over new classrooms to three schools in Macuata.
The projects worth $478,441 were granted to Nabala, Vuo Bhartiya and Vunimoli secondary schools.
The assistance from the Japanese Embassy was provided under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Program.
First Secretary Osamu Nakamura handed over the projects and told students and teachers such assistance meant the Japanese government was committed to developing education in Fiji. The project at Nabala Secondary School included a grant of $166,000 for the construction of three new classrooms and the provision of furniture.
Mr Nakamura said the school made a formal request for funding to construct the new classrooms to cater for its newly introduced forms.
At Vunimoli Secondary School, the Japanese government funded the construction of two new classrooms and a warehouse worth $145,000.
The warehouse is to cater for the newly introduced Fiji National University carpentry and vocational program.
"The new classrooms and warehouse will enable these students to concentrate on acquiring the skills they prefer which will subsequently help them earn better living in future," Mr Nakamura said.
For the students at Vuo Bhartiya School, three new classrooms were constructed.