2 new dormitories to be constructed in QVS
Good news for the students of Queen Victoria School as some students will no longer need to occupy their dining hall, as two more dormitories will be constructed which will house 200 beds at a projected amount of approximately $4 million.
In a statement, the Education Ministry has highlighted that QVS has 12 dormitories and after TC Winston around 80 students were moved to occupy a section of the dining hall, which has been converted into a temporary boarding facility.
The Ministry say the two new dormitories will facilitate the current students which will allow greater space within existing units. The Ministry of Education today signed an agreement with Concrete Solutions (Fiji) Limited for the construction of the dormitories which is funded by the Indonesian government.
Concrete Solutions (Fiji) Limited has been engaged through a government tender process. The Ministry of Education says in February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston caused damages to 356 schools around Fiji out of which 206 were severely damaged, including QVS.
They say the school currently provides boarding accommodation to 808 students and has a current school roll of 899. Speaking at the signing today, the Minister for Education Rosy Akbar says the new dormitories will cover housing needs of students and they thank the Indonesian Government for their support.
Akbar wishes to remind children about the importance of education and returning for face to face classes given the closure of schools for over two months. She says the Ministry will continue to explore avenues that promises to deliver quality education to the children of Fiji. The school will open for Years 12 and 13 students on Tuesday 30th June 2020.