Damage schools cause of concern for villagers
25 February, 2016, 12:00 am
PARENTS on Qoma Island are worried about the education of their children because schools within their vicinity have been damaged by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.
The island is located opposite Queen Victoria School where most of their students are educated.
A villager Kaminieli Koliniwasawasa said this would pose a big problem for some of the village children.
Mr Koliniwasawasa said this was another issue that had to be addressed to ensure their children’s education was not affected to the extent that they could not go to school for the remainder of the year.
This week Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said schools that were badly affected would have extended holidays.
“Keimami sa na waraka na macala mai na matanitu, ia keiimami sa kerea saraga vakabibi me toso tale na gauna me ra na lesu tale yani na luvei keimami ki na nodra koronivuli ka ni keimami se tiko vakaca sara tikoga qo.(We will wait for the Government’s decision and we are also pleading to the Government if they could extend the dates for our children to go back to school because our villages are still badly affected),” Mr Koliniwasawasa said.