Fiji Opens New Technical College In Nadroga-Navosa
Campus includes dormitory facilities for students
By Roland Koroi
SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, July 19, 2016) – Putting young people to work was one of Government's major priorities.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama made the comment yesterday, while opening the new Nadroga-Navosa Provincial Technical College campus, one of the largest in the country and the only one to offer hostel facilities.
He said the campus represented opportunity for the people in the area, especially the youth.
"Let me tell all the people of Nadroga-Navosa, a modern, inclusive, comprehensive and quality educational option has arrived at your doorstep," he said.
"Your young people now join the 2777 other students enrolled in technical colleges throughout the nation.
"Young people who are learning valuable skills that translate into rewarding jobs. Jobs that are currently in very high demand due to a lack of local capacity."
The PM said many companies had been forced to look abroad, but, as the new campus graduated students, they would no longer have to.
"The talent will be right here in Nadroga. In Fiji, we have a young, energetic population.
"And that is a great advantage if we are able to harness that energy and give our young people the means to realise their hopes. Young people are inherently optimistic."
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