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16th January

e-Transport cards beneficiaries urged to redeem assistance

THE Ministry of Education is urging beneficiaries on the subsidised e-Transport cards for students who have not yet redeemed their transportation assistance to do so urgently. A Government statement issued this evening said funds could...

US university students on tour study of Fiji

EIGHTEEN university students who are on a three-week break and three professors from Centre College, Kentucky, USA are in the country to study how things evolve so rapidly in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society like Fiji. The group today visited the Fijian Parliament. According to tour coordinator and Vice President for Legal Affairs and Gift...

Chand: Ministry needs to address illiteracy in high school

THE principal of Nakasi High School today highlighted the need for the Ministry of Education to look into the number of students who enter high school and are non-readers. Praveen Chand said this was a national issue and the ministry must look into it and keep a database on students who were slow and or...

Akbar: 100 per cent pass rate in schools is unrealistic

ACHIEVING 100 per cent pass rate in schools is unrealistic, says Minister for Education Minister Rosy Akbar. She made this remark to heads of schools during a forum at Saint Joseph Secondary School in Suva this morning. However, she said that should not discourage teachers from improving student performances in school. Ms Akbar said achieving...

15th January

Akbar: PTA levy must not be imposed

THE Parents Teachers Association levy must not be imposed on parents and students. This was the reminder Minister for Education Rosy Akbar reiterated to heads of schools while speaking to school heads at the Fiji National University campus in Lautoka yesterday. A Government statement issued today referenced to Ms Akbar who said the ministry had...

13th January

Family forego Xmas to prepare son for school

“I CAN’T believe how much it costs to send our children to school these days,” says Mere Rodan. The 2016 Sportswoman of the Year, Spinal Injury Association executive, Paralympian and 2017 Pacific Mini Games gold medallist has faced huge challenges in life. But as a mother of six and a grandmother, she said the increase...

Aspiring engineer tackles series of hardships; Eyes scholarship

UNLIKE the hundreds of schoolchildren who are looking forward to starting school today, Kartik Krishan Naidu is praying he gets a scholarship to attend university. The 20-year-old has a lot on his mind. He hopes for a National Toppers Scholarship to the University of the South Pacific to take the first step towards achieving his...

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