STUDENTS and teachers of Nabua Secondary School got a chance to get recent statistics on HIV/AIDS from the head of State during his visit to the school yesterday.
Nabua Secondary School principal Napolioni Silatolu said having the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, speaking on HIV/AIDS was great and the students learnt a lot from the recent statistics he highlighted. "Such education awareness can surely help the students grow, especially in knowing the effects of HIV/AIDS on an individual," he said.
"For us to hear the statistics being highlighted by the President himself gives us a reason to address the issue further in schools."
School headboy Sitiveni Qalobula said it was great to have the President there to empower the young minds of Nabua on HIV/AIDS as it was a growing social concern, especially with the upcoming generation.
He said they saw the faith and confidence the President had in young people especially on health and education.
Ratu Epeli said apart from home, school was also the best place to learn about HIV/AIDS and that teachers were there to assist students knowg more about the disease.
"The hard thing about HIV/AIDS is that most of us do not know who is infected because a lot of people who have HIV/AIDS have not been tested yet," he said.