48 students and 7 teachers that had spent 8 to 9 months teaching and learning in tents in Ba now have a proper building and classrooms.
Koronubu Sangam School Manager Sanjay Raman says that for the first month since school resumed after Cyclone Winston, students and teachers were transported by the Rural Service Vehicles arranged by the Ministry of Education to Koronubu Sanatan School to have their classes till they received their own tents.
Raman adds after the opening of the new school building all the difficult times trying to have classes out of the rain will now be a thing of the past.
He says the experience of spending close to a year learning in tents will be a lifelong memory for the students and teachers.
Raman says that this will definitely boost academic activity amongst the students and teachers as they will now have a safe and conducive learning environment especially with their examinations.
While opening the new three classroom block at Koronubu Sangam School, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said that schools are now being constructed to a far higher standard worthy of the students who rely on them and the buildings are more resilient of the severe effects of Climate Change.
Bainimarama also acknowledged the Japanese Government for their commitment in investing over $243,000 into every student of Koronubu Sangam School.
The school that ranges from class 1-8 now has 5 classrooms, 1 kindergarten and 1 office.Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.