PM Bainimarama’s Office Opens New Kindergarten in Tailevu

The Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister Office, Pio Tikoduadua has urged parents and guardians of Matacaucau village to be conscious of their children’s educational needs.

Opening a new kindergarten in Matacaucau in Tailevu which was funded by the PM’s Office at a cost of $9000 this week, PS Tikoduadua pointed out that government’s educational reforms is designed to assist all Fijians.

“Bainimarama government in its commitment to easing access to education and removing barriers to learning has made education affordable with the provision of free text books and bus fare assistance schemes,” Mr Tikoduadua said.

The permanent secretary also added that people must change their attitudes and mindset towards education.

“Investing in your children’s education will assist them in making sound decisions later in life and also become good citizens,” Mr Tikoduadua said.

“Having an education not only means getting white collar jobs, there are also initiatives put in place by government to encourage young people to take up farming.”

While urging parents of the school and the vanua of Matacaucau to make good use of the new kindergarten, Mr Tikoduadua said “you must work together to increase the school roll in years to come”.

Commending the assistance by government, Matacaucau’s Turaga ni koro (village headman), Sakeasi Mateituka said that the villagers were thankful for the timely assistance provided.

“I wish to thank government for listening to our humble plea of assistance in the opening of a new kindergarten classroom block,” Mateituku said.

“I can also see the delight and excitement today in the faces of our children and I am sure that these new kindergarten will go a long way in assisting with their education.”

School teacher, Rafaela Aditamana shared similar sentiments and said that she was pleased with the assistance by government as this will mean having a new classroom for her pre-schoolers.

The kindergarten has a school roll of 19.