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Parents raise safety issues

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, February 01, 2014

Parents have voiced their concerns about the condition of a classroom damaged during Tropical Cyclone Evan.

Located near Lagi Village, between the borders of Dogotuki and Udu district in Macuata, Duavata Primary School has a roll of about 100 students.

According to parent, Ilisapeci Cokonaki, the damaged classroom housed Year 8 and 7 (Class 8/7) students who were moved to school's office block.

"My son attends Class 7 this year and I often feel sorry for him and his friends because he has to be in a congested room with his friends during the whole learning process," she said.

"I am seeking assistance from the authorities on the matter and hope something will be done to address the plight of these poor students."

School manager Apolosi Raqio said the Commissioner Northern's office had sent materials to the school for the renovation of the classroom.

"However, we need a qualified carpenter to ensure the renovation works are carried out successfully," Mr Raqio said.

Speaking on the issue yesterday, acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu said the engineering department at the Sukanaivalu Barracks would be dispatched to the school soon to carry out the renovation.





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