22nd November 04:40 AM
UAE Red Crescent and Fiji Schools Project to build 2 schools and relocate one school
By Navi Naivalurua
Friday 09/11/2018

The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent and Fiji Schools Project will be building two schools which include Ratu Simione Matanitabua College in Namosi and Lautoka Mission College and will be relocating Sigatoka Methodist College to a new site.

Ministry of Education Director Assets Monitoring Unit Serupepeli Udre says that Ratu Simione Matanitabua College will be built at a new area in Namosi which will cater for the upcoming primary students that go to 8 primary schools that is close to the new site.

Udre says that Sigatoka Methodist College is going to be relocated at a new site because the issue of over crowding and  the location is easily prone to disasters such as floods.

He adds that another reason why they need to relocate and upgrade Sigatoka Methodist College is the fact that the school was engulfed in flames in 2012 destroying 13 classrooms including the Head Teachers residents.

The Director Assets Monitoring Unit says that Lautoka Mission School will be in Natokawaqa and is surrounded by 7 other Secondary Schools.

Udre adds that this new school will share in the high number of school students in Lautoka which is more that 5000 secondary school students and reduce the number of overcrowding in the 7 other secondary schools that is close to the new area.

He says that with the completion of this project it can remove the issue of overcrowding of Secondary Schools.

The Agreement is a pledge of $5 million from UAE to fund the construction of the three schools at Nabukavesi, Sigatoka and Lautoka.

The UAE delegation will be accompanied by their Fijian counterparts to undertake site inspections at the respective sites today.

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