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Free net for students

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, March 14, 2014

PAYING a fee to access the internet for research and computers being scarce in the school computer lab is now a thing of the past for students of Sila Cental High School in Nausori.

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the new school telecentre this week.

Students before had to set aside money in order to have enough time to research specific topics for assignments and homework on the internet with few students not having any access at all.

Commodore Bainimarama said through the computers at the telecentre, his government was giving free access to one of the marvels of the modern age, the internet.

"You may be close physically to our nation's capital, many of you have mobile phones, but I know that very few of you have had access to personal computers and internet connection until now," he said.

He said the telecentre would provide instant access to the worldwide web and instant access to every piece of knowledge known to mankind.

Sila Central High School head boy Sailosi Temo said he was grateful that they could now use the computer without any barriers to getting information.

Parent Emosi Baleidrokadroka said he had two children at the school and they needed access to the internet for school assignments.

"This will surely help the students and the community who can come and use the telecentre," he said.





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