PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has stressed that people need to develop a positive attitude towards education in the country.
Commodore Bainimarama made those comments while visiting the Vatuwaqa Primary School yesterday. He said Fiji needed the support of parents and teachers in upgrading the schools.
Commodore Bainimarama said education was important and he also highlighted the need of basic facilities in schools for proper learning.
He also urged students to work hard. "It is good to know that you all are enjoying the first day of school," Commodore Bainimarama said.
"Study hard because we want bright students for Fiji," he said.
Commodore Bainimarama visited the school following a Christmas card which the Class Four students had sent to him in 2010.
"I found a Christmas card that you had given me in 2010 when you had only just begun in Class One so I thought I would come and pay you a visit," the Prime Minister said.
School headteacher Emoni Narawa said the visit by the Prime Minister on the first day of school was a testimony of the government's commitment towards education. "During the visit, we were able to brief the Prime Minister also on the assistance that we needed for the school and he has assured us of government's assistance," Mr Narawa said.
The school was established in 1932 and has a roll of 380 students that attend classes 1 to 8.