Youths re­minded on im­por­tance of ed­u­ca­tion

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The youths in Fiji have been urged to fo­cus on util­is­ing ed­u­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties pro­vided by Govern­ment to de­velop their fu­ture. This call has been made by the Min­is­ter for Women, Chil­dren and Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion, Rosy Ak­bar while open­ing the Youth Night at the Ba River­side Car­ni­val held at Ba Mar­ket Grounds last Fri­day. While speak­ing on the theme, “Ed­u­ca­tion is Our Fu­ture,” Ms Ak­bar urged the youths to max­imise on the ed­u­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties cre­ated by Govern­ment.

“Our Fi­jian Con­sti­tu­tion clearly states that ev­ery per­son has the right to early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion, pri­mary and sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion and fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion. “As a Govern­ment we are com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing that ev­ery child goes to school and there are var­i­ous pro­grammes within the Govern­ment poli­cies es­pe­cially with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion. “Ed­u­ca­tion is the cor­ner­stone of our so­ci­ety and it is a foun­da­tion upon which we build our fu­ture. And youths are the fu­ture of this na­tion, so please make use of ed­u­ca­tion as a tool to break the cy­cle of poverty and bet­ter the lives of your­selves and your fam­i­lies,” Ms Ak­bar said. Youths have also been en­cour­aged to de­velop their lead­er­ship skills to reach out for their dreams.

“Have faith in your abil­i­ties and work hard, stay fo­cused on achiev­ing your goals. “The fu­ture of this coun­try de­pends on you and each one of you has the power and po­ten­tial to de­velop this na­tion,” she said. Source: Min­istry of Women, Chil­dren and Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion

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