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Education the way forward, says Bainimarama

Nanise Loanakadavu
Thursday, February 20, 2014

EDUCATION is the only way to improve the position of ordinary Fijians.

These were words of the chief guest and former student, Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, while opening four new classrooms at Draiba Primary School at Nasese in Suva on Tuesday.

"It is on you that the future of our nation depends. If we can make you smarter by giving you a better education, we can make our country smarter," Commodore Bainimarama said.

"It means that the things we make as Fijians and the services we provide will be the best that they can possibly be.

"We can perform better economically, compete more effectively against other countries and earn the money we need as individuals and as a nation to give ourselves a better standard of living."

School manager Sakeasi Veitogavi said it took the RFMF engineers seven weeks to build the classrooms.

He said about $141,000 was allocated after the Prime Minister visited the school last year.

Mr Veitogavi said the school no longer enrolled iTaukei students only and had also accepted Melanesian and Polynesian students.

The school has catered for students from Draiba, Nasova and Nasese since 1947 and has produced some of Fiji's finest leaders.

Commodore Bainimarama said for any school in Fiji to serve the needs of its people for 67 years was something worth celebrating.








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