Some students still studying under makeshift classrooms: Akbar
May 9, 2019 2:50 pm
Students of Viria District School celebrate the opening of their new classroom [Source: Fijian Government]
It has been three years since the devastating impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston, but some school students are still studying in makeshift classrooms.
This was confirmed by Education Minister Rosy Akbar while commissioning the Viria District School classroom that was damaged during cyclone Winston.
With a lot of concerns raised on the state of various schools on Koro Island, Akbar confirmed rehabilitation there will be completed at the end of this month.
Akbar says over 400 schools sustained various levels of destruction, however, the government has done a tremendous job in trying to get everything back to normal.
“We have done a lot of work by making sure majority of our classrooms are now completed and most of our students are now in classrooms studying, you may recall reading in news and watching on TV at one time we have children sitting in tents and studying and we have no choice but we make sure that the children’s education was not affected.”
The government spent over 200 million dollars to rehabilitate all schools damaged by TC Winston.