THE new constitution should ensure that there is no discrimination in the education field.
This is the view of reigning Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North 2012 King, John Prasad as he raised his concerns on the different names of scholarships available in the country for tertiary education.
In his two-page submission in Labasa on Thursday, Mr Prasad said the constitution must ensure that a fair system was put in place to provide equal opportunities for all students to have access to tertiary studies.
"Having separate scholarship schemes only promotes division and racial discrimination. The current system not only discriminates races but also suppresses students from fulfilling their potential," he said. Mr Prasad said a government department offered scholarships on a racial basis which was an example of racial discrimination.
He also submitted that scrapped external examinations at primary and secondary school level should be restored.
"Students will always remain students and they need to study. And in order to move Fiji forward, we need intelligent people.