Any dream big or small begins with education.
These were the words of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarma while delivering his well wishes to students on the beginning of the school term.
And as thousands of students begin their first day, the Prime Minister made a special welcome to year 1 students around the country who are just entering primary school.
He also advised families and guardians to participate in the betterment of children’s education.
“Every student in Fiji deserves to come home to a community that values their education. They should be given time to complete their homework and reflect on what they’ve learned each and every day. Someone at home should be checking in on their progress and encouraging them to succeed. Someone should always be present when required for parent-teacher meetings.”
“In a truly knowledge-based society, every student must have that foundation of support for their education. Every Fijian, every family, must put their children’s education first. Because when our children know we believe in them, they will find unimaginable belief in themselves,” said Prime Minister – Voreqe Bainimarama.
Bainimarama has also pledged his support towards the education of children around the country.
“I assure you, my Government will be there, every step of the way, to support our young people; from primary school to secondary school, and on to the tertiary level, where we’ve allocated record funding to loans and scholarships to help Fijians of all ages continue their journeys through education.
I wish all of our students a happy and successful start to the Term.
Today, you may be students. But one day you will be the doctors, the farmers, the nurses, the craftsmen, the entrepreneurs, the lawyers, the teachers and the leaders that take our country forward. You are our future. And you have the potential to make that future brighter, by learning together now, and by working together in all the years to come.”