LOW enrolment for Class One at Bureta District School on Ovalau is one of the main concerns for the school management.
School manager Ana Vosanibola said only 11 students enrolled in Class One this year and last year.
She said they hoped to increase the school roll by next year.
"The school roll is 97 but last year, we had 102 students," Mrs Vosanibola said.
"We did a survey as to why there were not many children attending school and one of the reasons was that couples in the villages are not having children or there are many youths who are not married.
"So we are encouraging the youths to get married and have children so we can maintain the school roll at Bureta."
Mrs Vosanibola added it took a while for the families in the village to trust that the school had quality teachers and the resources to educate their children.
There are five teachers at the school and the government has assisted the school with $25,000 in the construction and maintaining of teachers quarters at the school.
The school was established in 1938 and three of its former students from Bureta, Taufa Vakatale, Josefa Vosanibola and Joeli Kalou were former government ministers.
There are four villages that belong to the district of Bureta — Naiviteitei, Nasaga, Tai and Navuloa.
Mrs Vosanibola said the aim of the school was to try to be one of the model schools in the Eastern Division.