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2 new PS picks

Nanise Loanakadavu
Saturday, January 12, 2013

THE Public Service Commission has announced the appointment of Saimoni Waibuta as the chief education officer, Asset Monitoring Unit (AMU) and Tomasi Raiyawa as chief education officer, Primary Education.

PSC permanent secretary Parmesh Chand said Mr Waibuta and Mr Raiyawa had demonstrated strong qualities of leadership and effective implementation of policies.

"The two officers have the appropriate qualifications, skills and attributes to administer effectively and efficiently their respective positions," Mr Chand said.

Mr Waibuta joined the civil service as an assistant teacher in 1986 before being promoted to senior education officer in 2004.

He was appointed principal education officer in 2008 and then was later promoted to the position of divisional education officer Northern. Mr Waibuta has been acting in the post of director AMU since March, last year.

Mr Raiyawa began his civil service career as an assistant teacher from 1980 to 1989.

In 1991, he joined Lautoka Teachers College before taking up the post of curriculum advisor with the MOE's Curriculum Development Unit.

He was acting as director primary education since March, last year.