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Koronubu school still under construction

Margaret Wise
Saturday, January 20, 2018

THE building housing students of Koronubu Sanatan Primary School in Ba is still under construction, says school committee president Parmeshwar Prasad.

He said when The Fiji Times visited the school last Sunday, the school management and staff were in the process of pitching five tents to accommodate the more than 100 students who attend the school.

"The building was incomplete then and it is incomplete as we speak," Mr Prasad said last night.

"We were putting up the tent because two officials from the Ministry of Education were here when The Fiji Times was also here, and they told us (MoE officials) that the building was not certified by an engineer and could not be used because it was incomplete," he said.

"Later that afternoon, another senior Education Ministry official arrived to tell us the inside of the eight classroom building would be cleared to allow for the classes to be held in the incomplete building."

The Fiji Times did not receive any response to questions sent to the Education Minister last Sunday on the problems faced in pitching the tents. Those queries remain unanswered when this edition went to press.

Mr Prasad said the building had no doors, incomplete windows, railing or lighting.

"So two classes are now held in one classroom and the workers come in after school."








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