Shocking: the kitchen at Queen Victoria School where students will start the year late because officials have failed to ensure the renovations have been ready for 2017.
Shame on this so-called Fiji government.
Frank Bainimarama harks to visiting officials that Fiji has progressed and left the its past of 'institutional biases' but he and his cohorts have failed to have Queen Victoria School ready for the 2017 school year.
QVS staff and students were told their school would be ready for them, but they're not going to be in for another two weeks. This after being promised they would start the school year on time - with the help of two tents for each classroom!
|The pro-government paper had touted in big headlines the school would be ready but it isn't.|
The state of the school is so bad it is unlikely to withstand a Category 2 cyclone and is an occupational health hazard.
Why have the renovations not been done?
And why is the school in such a shabby state when the Education Minister was allocated $448.5 million in the 2016/2017 budget?
Bainimarama has meanwhile trotted out to officials attending the 25th Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) tripe about the country's progress.
He's told them Fiji was once riddled with institutional biases but "we have knocked down many long-standing barriers to equal opportunity and laid out a clear progressive path for our national development."
Bainimarama's also talks of 'mainstreaming Fijians'.
"We have committed ourselves to mainstreaming as many Fijians as possible by making sure our economic gains do not belong to the few or the elite, but rather to the many - to all hard working ordinary Fijians to whom we owe our economic development."
How bizarre then that he and Mahendra Reddy have failed at something very basic, like having a school ready for its students.