Fulton Col­lege Vis­its Par­lia­ment For The First Time

Fiji Sun - - Nation - Source: Par­lia­ment of Fiji

Forty seven stu­dents of Fulton Col­lege in Nadi achieved one of their per­sonal dreams when they vis­ited the Par­lia­ment of Fiji for the first time on Tues­day, Septem­ber 6th, 2016.

The of­fi­cial visit has been la­belled by the stu­dents as “ed­u­ca­tional and eye-open­ing.” Apart from be­ing in­formed of the roles and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of Par­lia­ment, the stu­dents also had the life­time op­por­tu­nity to visit the Cham­ber, small and big com­mit­tee rooms and also had a tour of the Par­lia­ment Dis­cov­ery Cen­ter.

Speak­ing on be­half of the stu­dents, Col­lege lec­turer, Babitu Katai­wai said the visit was timely as the stu­dents were presently learn­ing about Gov­ern­ment in their eco­nom­ics class.

“These are first-year busi­ness stu­dents who are pro­gres­sively learn­ing about gov­ern­ment op­er­a­tions and for them to be here is in­deed eye-open­ing,” Mr Katai­wai said.

“This is the first-ever trip we’ve ever made to Par­lia­ment and we are so ap­pre­cia­tive to the Speaker and the Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral for al­low­ing us to visit. “For these stu­dents, com­ing down here to learn first-hand from the Par­lia­ment Ed­u­ca­tion team is some­thing that will re­ally boost their stud­ies and we are so grate­ful for this op­por­tu­nity.” Mr Katai­wai added that what­ever the stu­dents learned the­o­ret­i­cally about Gov­ern­ment and Par­lia­ment was not as per­sua­sive enough com­pared to ac­tu­ally vis­it­ing the pres­ti­gious or­gan­i­sa­tion. “Now that we have vis­ited, stu­dents will be able to have a vivid idea of how laws are made in our­coun­try, who are re­spon­si­ble for mak­ing them, how the Par­lia­ment works and its his­tory, among other im­por­tant is­sues,” he said. “Fulton Col­lege would also like to sin­cerely thank the tour fa­cil­i­ta­tors for the very in­for­ma­tive ses­sion.

“The col­lege is also hop­ing to make more Par­lia­ment vis­its for the ben­e­fit of its stu­dents.”

Fulton Col­lege stu­dents in­side the Cham­ber.

Stu­dents lis­ten­ing to a Par­lia­ment pre­sen­ta­tion at the Small Com­mit­tee Room.

Civic Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fi­cer Iliesa Raiduduva with stu­dents at the Par­lia­ment Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre.

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