QVS Students May Return Next Term
Works to complete by mid- August
Students of Queen Victoria School are likely to resume school from next term. This follows confirmation by the Indonesian Defence Force that they hope to complete rebuilding works at the school by mid- August.
First Secretary at the Indonesian Embassy in Fiji, Ambrosious Thomas said they were looking forward to complete this project by August. He made this assurance during a visit by the Minister for Education, Mahendra Reddy, to the school in Tailevu yesterday.
“Not all of the buildings will be reconstructed. We prioritise mainly on the main hall, classrooms and then the labs,” Mr Thomas said. “We have the assessment report from the engineers and we are trying to synchronize our designs with yours.” Meanwhile, Mr Reddy said the priority to get the classrooms, labs, the dormitory and the staff quarters rebuilt first was good, because only then they could get the students and staff back into the school. “It would be good for us to target the return of the students in term two. The only reason we didn’t want students here was to give the construction team room and not to be hindered by students or staff on campus,” he said.
Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy (second from left), with an education official and First Secretary at the Indonesian Embassy in Fiji Ambrosious Thomas inspect the construction works being done by the Indonesian Defence Force at Queen Victoria School in Tailevu yesterday.
Indonesian Defence Force personnel repair the roof of the Queen Victoria School chapel in Tailevu yesterday.