Sunday, May 02, 2010

Driti rejects school militarisation claim

Fiji Live News - May 01, 2010


Fiji’s Land Force Commander Brigadier-General Pita Driti says cadet training in schools does not lead to their militarisation.



Driti made the comments while addressing the cadet passing out parade for Ratu Kadavulevu School this week.

“Many have said that cadet training leads to the militarisation of schools. It is not so. Cadet training is aimed at instilling discipline in students,” he said.

“It is through cadet training that students will learn to hear one command, one instruction and will follow each and every command precisely as it is given.”

“It will discipline our students as future leaders to do what is right, where and when necessary with order andcredibility.”

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  • It is wrong to look up to the illegal regime person like 'Driti the torturer' as role model in our society. Children's perception here is that coup culture and being a perpetrator is alright when its not.


  • Driti: “Many have said that cadet training leads to the militarization of schools. It is not so. Cadet training is aimed at instilling discipline in students.”

    Hopefully, instilling discipline in students also meant differentiating between rightful and wrongful choices; and between lawful and unlawful orders. So when the real test comes along, when all comes down to the wire and is dependent on them—the students will have been disciplined enough; courageous enough—to make the rightful choices without distinction.

    (Unlike some people we know, who had lacked both discipline and courage and had failed miserably when the fate of their country were dependent on them)

    Driti: 
    “It will discipline our students as future leaders to do what is right, (1) where and when necessary with order (2) and credibility (3)”

    It would have been more meaningful to the students, if Driti had gone on to say, “None of these qualities (3) I have, I had lost them all. I’m now a flake and an imposter. Please, students, do as I say and not as I do. Your country needs you.”

    So much for Driti’s own credibility claim, it got flushed down a while back?


  • Driti need not talk about credibility because he is the least credible of them all.

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