THIS year will be a step up from last year for the Education Ministry with the implementation of new projects and initiatives.
This follows the launch of the Education Ministry's annual corporate plan (ACP)and business plan.
Education permanent secretary Dr Brij Lal said the plan incorporated the ministry's vision, mission and values which were a pillar of advancement for all services provided to stakeholders.
"The ministry, within its budgetary allocation, aims to facilitate priorities aligned to the government plan defined in the People's Charter and the Roadmap for Democracy and Sustainable Socio-Economic Development 2009-2014," said Dr Lal.
He said $800,000 had been approved by the government to fund the one laptop per child project in its first two phases and $1.2million would sustain the building of new Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres.
"The $30million injected by Access to Quality Education (AQE) consolidates the effort of the ministry in making Fiji a knowledge-based society," he said.
Acting Education Minister Commander Viliame Naupoto, who launched the ACP, said the bridge between good plans and their implementation was leadership.
"Things like motivation, setting the right direction, strengthening the team with challenging skills, dealing with crisis, making decisions and managing performance are some of the skills of a leader," said Cdr Naupoto.
He said different sectors had put a lot of effort in formulating a plan and the ministry hoped that with the blessing of everyone they would be able to achieve what they had planned.