Free lunch

Fiji Sun - - COMMENT - Kirti Pa­tel, Lau­toka

It is true that our Govern­ment has done so much for the stu­dents’ with non­pay­ment of fees be­ing the ma­jor fac­tor. Even be­fore this pan­demic, some peo­ple were com­plain­ing about send­ing their kids to school be­cause of some mi­nor is­sues. Yes, spoon-feed­ing is not so good.

We are very thank­ful to var­i­ous re­li­gious and other or­gan­i­sa­tions, which have stepped in to help with free lunches for some stu­dents who ap­par­ently can­not go to school with proper lunches.

How­ever, what if they were home, would they still be with­out lunch? The point is what if the Govern­ment was not pro­vid­ing all that it is giv­ing now?

Why com­plain for lit­tle things like school san­dals, bags and sta­tionery? We can­not rely on Govern­ment for ev­ery lit­tle thing for school. Re­mem­ber there was a time when we paid for our own school fees in­clud­ing ev­ery lit­tle ne­ces­sity for school.

We all know that time is hard but some are just in the habit of ask­ing or tak­ing ad­van­tage of the sit­u­a­tion.

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