Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 6:43 PM on Thursday 17 April

/ Front page / News

More in store for island school

Tevita Vuibau
Saturday, December 21, 2013

PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has promised that more development is in store for Beqa Yanuca Secondary School after opening the newly-constructed school yesterday.

And he said government was committed to bringing education closer to the people in maritime areas to ease the burden on parents who send their children to urban areas for education.

The PM said government had built two school blocks, three teachers' houses, two dormitories, a dining hall and toilets.

Speaking in the iTaukei language to villagers in Beqa on Wednesday, Commodore Bainimarama said now was the time for the villagers to make good use of government's contribution.

He reasoned that parents should send their children to this school instead of to schools in urban areas to save and ease their financial burdens.

He said they had brought schools closer to them so they should make use of this opportunity.

He added the government wanted to make it easier for parents to have their children close by.

Commodore Bainimarama said there were other plans in the pipeline for the school.