Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is now or neverÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â these were the words of the Director Labasa Sangam School of Nursing, Mr. Kavekini Naidiri.
Naidiri was referring to the need to educate their young trainee nurses on the new crime decree after they were visited by the Crime Officer/ Labasa, Inspector (IP) Margaret Marshall.
The Labasa Sangam School of Nursing was the first tertiary institution to seek police assistance in conducting awareness to their students in the Northern Division.
The Labasa Nursing institution has many teenage intakes between the ages of 18-20, while the oldest averaged 26 years of age. Mr. Naidiri said that they have had reports and rumours of students indulging in substance abuse, affairs with married man and women and he said that instead of denying the issues; it was only responsible to address them directly with the students.
IP Margaret Marshall gave a lecture covering topics from the new Crime Decree, Abduction, Civilians Arrest, Sexual Offences, Rape and Abortion.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“She further encouraged women to find the power in them to say no to abuseÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.she told them to awaken the Eve in themÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â
She encouraging the young female trainee nurses to rise up to the challenge that this changing world poses. Students were very appreciative of the lecture and they all said that it was timely.