New classrooms for Hilton

Acting Prime Minister, Attorney General and Minister for Education Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum takes a tour around the newly opened new classrooms after the opening at the Frank Hilton Early Intervention Centre in Suva on Friday, May 11, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

STUDENTS with special needs educated at the Frank Hilton Intervention Centre can now learn from two brand new classrooms which were officially opened by the Acting Prime Minister and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum today.

In opening the new classroom blocks for the centre, the AG said for the first time in any Constitution the rights of people living with disabilities are recognised.

“It is something to celebrate and it is also a fact that it places a particular duty and obligation on the Government to ensure we do not live our people with disability on the periphery of society. Any society is as good as how well we look after people living on the margins of our society,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“If we do not look after them then we are not according them the dignity, the rights they are entitled to as human beings.”

The new classroom blocks was a request to Government from parents  and teachers which was raised during the centre’s annual general meeting held last year.

Part of the newly opened classroom blocks was the construction of a walk way which will allow access to the new multi-disciplinary unit classrooms.