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Students receive access to internet

Shayal Devi
Thursday, February 22, 2018

HUNDREDS of students and members of the Korovuto community in Nadi will be able to access internet services thanks to the establishment of a government telecentre at Korovuto College.

The centre was commissioned by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland yesterday.

She is in Fiji attending the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Nadi.

Speaking to students during the commissioning, Baroness Scotland said this was her first visit to Fiji as secretary-general and she was overwhelmed by the welcome she had received.

She also spoke about the impact climate change had on the Pacific Island community, in particular Fiji, who had suffered the wrath of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston two years ago.

Baroness Scotland said being from the Caribbean, she understood the toll disasters took on local communities.

"We stand in solidarity with each and every one of you," she said.

Referring to the conference in progress in Nadi, Baroness Scotland said policy makers, educationists, government and non-government officials from across the Commonwealth had gathered with one goal in mind — the betterment of education.

"We are here because we believe in the development and prosperity of our young people who are the future.

"You are not just our future, you are our present.

"You are also at the very cutting edge of new and emerging technologies and it is you that will implement the many ideas and innovations."

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