Govt will not let storms steal our children’s education or wreck their potential - PM

Govt will not let storms steal our children’s education or wreck their potential - PM

By Iva Danford
Tuesday 19/01/2021
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama [Image: Fijian Government]

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says storms are becoming stronger and their costs are high, but the government will not let it steal our children’s education or wreck their potential.

While giving his back to school message to the 195,883 students who are expected to start school today, Bainimarama says as Fiji faces the twin crises of TC Yasa and COVID-19, every school that is re-opened is a victory for the country.

He says every student who is able to attend classes is a blessing.

Bainimarama says unlike so many other boys and girls around the world whose schools are closed due to the pandemic, our children are in their classes.

The Prime Minister says the RFMF engineers and the private sector are hard at work to help re-open schools in the cyclone-affected areas.

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