THE Fiji Muslim League has reiterated that while it would prefer headteachers of the Muslim faith to head its school, it recognises constraints in finding such a person who fits the bill.
This was the word from Fiji Muslim League National president Hafizud Dean Khan when responding to queries from The Fiji Times regarding the posting of headteachers at schools run by religious institutions.
The Fiji Muslim League has 17 Muslim primary schools and five Muslim colleges throughout Viti Levu.
"Fiji Muslim League also attempts to appoint a head of the same faith but recognise the constraints from time to time in finding such a person who has relevant experience to meet with minimum guidelines," Mr Khan said.
"The league, as a stakeholder, liaises with relevant authorities on a case-by-case to sort the issue of school head."
Mr Khan said religious institutions were built to cater for values and ethos of particular religious beliefs and appropriate measures should be put in place to ensure the teachings prevailed.
He said this needed to be done despite continuing challenges one of which was getting a head of institution from the same faith.