“This is evidence of the solid motivation of Fiji Corrections Provider to a large impact rehabilitation programme.”
Nasinu Corrections vocational centre graduate and inmate Mohammed Sagaitu with his sister Ravina Nath during the Corrections Vocational Centre graduation in Nasinu on Might 31, 2022.
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Key Minister Voreqe Bainimarama reminded the 8 graduating inmates of the Fiji Corrections Provider that a person oversight should not define them.
They graduated with Automotive Mechanic Engineering Phase A single certification at the Nasinu Corrections Vocational Centre graduation ceremony yesterday. The PM mentioned he was confident the inmates doubted on their own at some point, but what mattered was their willpower.
“Change can happen in a corrections system, all alongside the way. That my good friend, is an exceptionally useful lesson regardless of who you are or exactly where you are in life,” Mr Bainimarama reported.
“Ample analysis and success reveals that schooling has a substantial effect on reducing incarceration and criminal offense charges.
“If a person in jail receives the prospect to find out an industrial talent or receive information in a specialised field, not only do they almost never return to prison, but they also go on to start out businesses, create work opportunities, and inspire their nearby communities.
“Fiji is among nations leading the globe in this regard. Recidivism is at the lowest it has at any time been for Fiji Corrections Services, and quite a few former inmates have gone on to protected thriving employment soon after completing vocational education all through their sentences.”
He explained a conscious choice to transform for the improved could direct to a satisfying life.
“And which is accurately what every of you graduating today are proving. You are displaying your willpower to provide a superior foreseeable future for yourselves and your family members,” Mr Bainimarama claimed.
“I want to commend the Fiji Corrections Assistance on the large assortment of programs offered and all accredited by way of the Fiji High Education and learning Commission and certified less than Fiji National College benchmarks.
“This is evidence of the robust dedication of Fiji Corrections Service toward a higher effect rehabilitation programme.”
The graduating inmates were Viliame Mocevakaca, Demesia Fuata, Jekemaia Rabonu, Tomasi Koroivosa, Taito Rawaqa, Mohammed Sagaitu, Waisake Loabure and Tausia Fabiano.
Inmate to younger Fijians: Criminal offense does not pay out
Graduating inmate Mohammed Sagaitu is advising young Fijians to believe two times before committing an offence.
The 32-12 months-old was convicted of domestic trafficking and was sentenced to 12 decades imprisonment in 2014.
Sagaitu said he was seeking ahead to returning residence one particular day.
“For some, this certificate could be just a piece of paper, but for me it usually means a whole lot. I have gone through a lot of programmes out there to us by Fiji Corrections Service,” he stated.
“This is my very first certification that is recognised by the Fiji Nationwide University. I came in with nothing. I came in with a great deal of suffering and have acquired a ton. I am bit by bit currently being healed.
“I advise college students to examine challenging because this is not a place to be. Frankly speaking, this is not a area for young people today. If you are given an option to research, please go for it.”
He was advising young children to examine hard and under no circumstances give up even with the challenges they go through.
“Give your all even though learning out there for the reason that right here we are picked out. So, when provided the chance place in all your efforts,” Sagaitu stated.
“I will have to retain my willpower and observe the principles offered to us.
“Listen to your parents mainly because they only want what is very best for you and they will never want anything at all lousy to come about to you.”
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