Students learn the work of Parliament
18 April, 2018, 6:52 pm
BEQA Yanuca Secondary was one of the latest schools that were visited by Parliament Bus Programme team last week. The students were told how important it was to know their representatives in Parliament (MPs)
Speaking on behalf of the students, Year 11 student Vasenai Baravilala said most of the young people nowadays do not know the MPs, let alone the government ministers.
“Most of us only know a few MPs such as the Prime Minister but following this program, we are able to familiarise ourselves with all of them. In fact, this is the first time for us to even see some of them face-to-face,” she said.
“It’s only proper that we know and engage ourselves with the MPs because they are our voice in Parliament. Their decisions in Parliament will have an impact on our future.”
“Apart from this, we have been further educated about the significance of the mace, the roles and functions of the six standing committees, the compositions of Parliament and how we can engage with the institution, among other things.
“We are really fortunate to have been visited by the outreach team and we thank them for choosing our school.”
Her colleague Adi Mere Serevi said they hoped to visit Parliament to see first-hand the daily proceedings of one of the country’s important places where decisions which impact all our lives are made.