Teach­ers to Get New Quar­ters Soon

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SHRATIKA NAIDU Edited by Maraia Vula Feed­back: shratikan@fi­jisun.com.fj

Ah­madiyya Mus­lim Sec­ondary School in Macu­ata Prov­ince has be­gun con­struct­ing staff quar­ters which was un­for­tu­nately de­stroyed in the fire in 2014. The of­fi­cial ground break­ing cer­e­mony was done by the act­ing Se­nior Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fi­cer for Macu­ata and Bua Ra­jesh Chand. Ah­madiyya Mus­lim Sec­ondary School Prin­ci­pal Mashud Ali and man­ager Hamid Hus­sein ac­corded hearty thanks to Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion for the Fiji Fee Free Ed­u­ca­tion Grant (FFEG) us­age and the school man­age­ment for their tremen­dous sup­port to be­gin with this project that will cost about $12,000. “Our school is ap­prox­i­mately 53 kilo­me­tres away from Labasa Town and many teach­ers travel daily to school,” Mr Ali said. “Cur­rently, we have 17 teach­ers, 111 stu­dents from Years Nine to 13 and five teach­ers’ quar­ters.” “When the school be­gan in 2003 we had only four teach­ers and last year we had 77 stu­dents,” Mr Ali said. “With the Govern­ment’s as­sis­tance such as transport scheme and seen teach­ers’ com­mit­ment in pro­duc­ing bet­ter re­sults, the stu­dent roll has in­creased this year. Stu­dents are from eight vil­lages and three feeder schools such as Lu­tuk­ina District School, Batir­i­lagi District School and Valelawa Pri­mary School.” “As a leader, I see the im­por­tance of staff and stu­dents’ wel­fare,” Mr Ali said. “Hence, we have be­gun with the con­struc­tion of staff quar­ters which will ac­com­mo­date a fam­ily or two teach­ers and this will be com­pleted by end of next month.” Mr Ali said the cause of fire was un­known and it hap­pened in Oc­to­ber, 2014. Mean­while, Mr Chand on be­half of Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion thanked the school man­age­ment and mo­ti­vated teach­ers and stu­dents to con­tinue to per­form to their level best.

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