STUDENTS of Rewa District School breathed a sigh of relief after their new school facilities were opened yesterday.
The people of Rewa made an important commitment to the education of their children when they established the school in 1945.
Opening the new facility, Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said nothing was more important to him than ensuring that young people received the best possible education to give them a head start in life.
He said the government's priority was to upgrade school facilities and he thanked the engineers of the RFMF for their effort in building those new facilities.
"They led the way for many other communities in Fiji in acknowledging that with education, comes opportunity," Commodore Bainimarama said.
"I want to pay tribute to everyone here who has worked to improve the life of this school over the years. It is the heart of the community.
"And for successive generations, it has produced some of Fiji's finest citizens."
Former school headteacher Vani Silatolu, 72, said she was grateful to witness the new development because of students who had to endure a lot of difficulties because of the condition of the school.
"I am thankful for this government. After 20 years and we witness a new development to the school," Mrs Silatolu said.