The Fiji Times » Prime Minister opens $2.1m institution

The new Muaira Red Crescent Methodist College in Lautoka will accommodate up to 500 students from Sugar City and surrounding communities.

At the opening of the $2.1million facility yesterday, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said the school was expected to welcome more than 500 new students between the Lautoka corridor and Nadi over the next two years.

“We have always said that every Fijian student should have access to such a high standard of learning, regardless of where they live, whether in a city or in a rural maritime community,” he said. declared.

“Muaira Methodist College is now equipped with an industrial arts workshop, a computer lab, a science lab and a home economics lab.

“I know that a library, a school hall and other classrooms are also in the works.

“These are world-class facilities that allow each student to develop to their full potential, preparing them to become valued citizens of Fijian and the world.”

The school’s principal, Albert Wise, said they had a total of 140 students enrolled in their 9th and 10th grade classes.

“We started with grade 9 last year and moved to grade 10 this year with the new enrollments that came in this year,” he said.

“So from next year we will go to year 11 and then the next two years to year 12 and year 13.

“Since we opened the school and from the enrollments we have had, we have seen that there is a real need for a secondary school in Lautoka.

“So the response has been good and we think we will have over 500 students in the next two to three years.”

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