Students of John Wesley College were encouraged to take Parliament education home to their family members in the hope of enlightening them about the workings of Parliament.
Speaking during the “Meet the Speaker” programme in the school yesterday afternoon, Principal Mr Naisa Camatoko said it was only right for the students to impart their knowledge about Parliament to their families.
The Speaker Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni and the Parliament outreach team visited the school as part of the programme where she enlightened the students about her role and also the roles and functions of Parliament in particular how citizens can engage in the Parliamentary processes.
With the knowledge gained, Mr Camatoko also encouraged the students to engage with Parliament in order to make their voices heard at the national level.
“Take whatever you have learnt today to your homes so that everyone is well-informed about Parliament,” he said.
At the same time, Mr Camatoko also conveyed his gratitude to the Speaker for having visiting their school for the first time and also being a good role model.
“We extend our collective congratulations on your wonderful contributions to the success of the Parliamentary sessions over the past few years which will forever be treasured and remembered in the lives of our children as well as the people of Fiji,” he said.
“You have had a profound impact on this nation and we are truly blessed to be given an opportunity to meet and hear from you in person on this wonderful occasion.”
Apart from just educating the students about her role in Parliament, the Speaker also talked about the compositions of Parliament, its Members and other important information.
She also urged the students to study hard and become successful people in life.
School head girl Mere Lebaivalu said it was indeed a privilege for the students to hear first-hand from the Speaker, let alone meet her in person.
“The visit today has really motivated us to even work harder, excel in our studies and become successful,” she said.