24th September 05:45 AM
Students of Vunibokoi District School benefit from construction of school buildings by Japan
By Pratika Mala
Thursday 14/03/2019
[Left-Right] Mr. Nath, Japanese Ambassador to Fiji Masahiro Omura, Hon. Inia Seruiratu & Mrs Batikavakava [Photo: Supplied]

More than 130 students of Vunibokoi District School in Verata, Nausori will now have access to better educational facilities as the Government of Japan, has provided assistance worth $983,305 under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Programme.

Japanese Ambassador to Fiji Masahiro Omura says they have constructed teachers’ quarters, upgraded 3 school buildings, and provided 10 sets of student desks and chairs along with 2 sets of teachers’ desks and chairs to the school.

Japanese Ambassador to Fiji Masahiro Omura and Hon. Inia Seruiratu with students of Vunibokoi District School in Verata, Nausori [Photo: Supplied]

Omura says in order to cope with the shortage of classrooms, the school had to merge Year 5 and Year 6 classes into one classroom.

Similarly, Year 7 and Year 8 classes were also merged with the school library being used as a classroom.

He says the teachers’ quarters were also damaged by TC Winston and the school had to accommodate three teachers and their families into one teacher’s quarter.

Even then, one teacher had to be temporarily transferred to another school.

Omura says the newly constructed buildings now also have Category 5 Cyclone Certification.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Inia Seruiratu was also present during the hand over today.

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