THE Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua has urged prefects of a high school to be strong and capable leaders.
Brig-Gen Naivalurua told 43 prefects of Gospel High School at a weekend camp in Deuba that to be a leader was not an easy role.
"People who fear God are trustworthy and hate dishonest gains — these are the characters of a true leader," he said.
He said leaders should be able to see further than others do.
He told the school prefects they had a huge responsibility in the maintenance of law and order in their school.
Brig-Gen Naivalurua also stressed that the group had special leadership skills that were identified by their teachers which resulted in them being appointed as prefects.
He urged them to be good examples to other students because of the positions they had been appointed to serve in.
The police commissioner also launched a new leadership booklet and a writing pad with some leadership quotes printed on the pages for the students.
Brig-Gen Naivalurua said these were tools to assist aspiring leaders in composing and writing down their thoughts.