New Learning Environment for Primary Students in Navakasiga – FBC News


Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at Navakasiga Primary School in Bua

Pupils in grades one and two at Navakasiga Primary School in Bua will now learn in a new environment after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened a two-classroom block this morning.

Bainimarama says the fully furnished classrooms will change the physical aspect of the school.

He said the school is now equipped with modern facilities built to cyclone-proof standards which will also serve as an evacuation center for the surrounding community.

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Navakasiga Primary serves the villages of Naviqiri and Nasau as well as the maritime community of Yaqaga.

Bainimarama stressed that the government is not content to simply be the first to provide free and compulsory education to every child.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at Navakasiga Primary School

He says every Fijian student should have access to such a high standard of learning, regardless of where they live.

Funded under the Prime Minister’s Small Grants Scheme, the construction of the classrooms cost around $50,000.

Principal Samuelu Maui said the building was a project under the Department of Education’s asset monitoring unit, but was incomplete.

Maui, they sought the Prime Minister’s help in completing the project when he visited Lekutu last year.

Both classes previously used a temporary classroom – an old roofless corrugated iron building that was once the school’s hostel.

There are 18 first-graders and 14 second-graders, while the number of students is 100.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at Navakasiga Primary School


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