THE provision of education in the 1997 Constitution should be reinstated in the new constitution Bill of Rights.
Only this time, the women of Bua have recommended that there be a provision of an education tax.
Anaseini Qionibaravi, while presenting a submission on behalf of the Soqosoqo Vakamarama in Bua on Vanua Levu, said the tax should help with the cost of free basic education for all people of all ages and with special needs.
"There is a critical increase in the number of school dropouts in the province of Bua," Ms Qionibaravi said.
"Even a six-year-old is not attending school and this has all been caused by the financial difficulties of the parents."
Ms Qionibaravi said rural people should have the right to basic education and any technical education in the country.
In another submission, Bua villager Josaia Tabua said the government must give freedom to parents to teach and discipline their children.
"Right now, because of children's rights in place, many children are taking advantage of their parents and teachers," Mr Tabua said.