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Regional demand for local teachers

Torika Tokalau
Saturday, November 24, 2012

THERE is a demand for Fijian teachers in Vanuatu and Nauru, says Public Service Commission permanent secretary Parmesh Chand.

He said the Fiji Volunteers Service Scheme was becoming quite popular and other Pacific Island nations have been seeking for more volunteers from Fiji.

"Much of the request involves teachers. Nauru is requesting six teachers and Vanuatu too wants some," he said.

Mr Chand said once the new school year begins, they would send the teachers to Nauru and Vanuatu.

"Nauru and Vanuatu begin their school year in February. We are already processing applications for the next batch of volunteers," he said.

There are 12 volunteers in the Marshall Islands and 18 on local assignment.

Kiribati too is believed to be in demand for Fijian technical officers.

The Fiji Volunteer Service Scheme was on Thursday allocated $400,000 to encourage volunteerism and promote a sense of service and civic pride among citizens.