Student cadets of Saint Thomas High School in Lautoka were reminded about the importance of discipline and the need to master it.
Fiji Corrections Service Commissioner Francis Kean, who was chief guest at the cadets’ passing-out parade, said maintaining discipline was foremost in each profession and mastering the skill led to success in peoples’ lives.
Commissioner Kean urged the cadets to make good use of the training.
“I urge you cadets to make this training an investment in your life,” he stated.
“Cadet training is a very essential part of nation building.”
His message was centred on the importance of discipline and honesty.
“Resolve to be honest,” Commissioner Kean stated, reflecting on his early days in the disciplined services and the advice he received from his superiors.
“Being honest in our undertaking is a very simple yet a very powerful message,” he added.
Commissioner Kean encouraged students and cadets to develop a learning attitude in their life.
“Don’t have an ‘I-know-it-all attitude,” he said.
Commissioner Kean told students to have an inquisitive mind and to try to ask as many questions as they could and said books helped in this aspect because they were a major source of knowledge.
“You must invest in books,” he stated.
“If you want to become an effective writer, you must read books. I’m not talking about the internet, I’m talking about real books.”
Commissioner Kean encouraged students to continue working hard.
“There is no substitute for hard work,” he said.
He also acknowledged the school’s effort in advocating the COP23 programme, especially its bid to combat the litter problem.
263 cadets took part in the passing-out parade on Thursday.