PARENTS and guardians are urged to play an active role to form and shape their children to excel in school.
Former NBC announcer and current women representative in Motu-Koita Assembly, Cathy Goroa, delivered this message during the Kilakila Secondary School Grade12 graduation last Wednesday.
Ms Goroa, who was the guest speaker for the graduation of 276 Grade12 students, said students must learn to have achievement motivation and feel optimistic to excel in school.
She urged teachers, students and parents to work together and create a caring school climate conducive for learning.
School principal Herman Panai urged the students to put into practice what they had learnt throughout their six years in formal secondary education, adding that this was their new beginning in life.
Mr Pamai also acknowledged that Kilakila secondary school was one of the oldest in the country that started as a primary school in the 1960s then became a high school and later upgraded into secondary in 2000.
He noted that many graduating students had outstanding school fees, totalling more than K93,000.