THE new constitution will make education a right, not just for primary and secondary school students but those who want to pursue higher education.
This was revealed by the Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama during his visit to Rewa District School on Friday.
"The right to education and the ambition to pursue it is not something that should depend on a family's ability to pay tuition fees," he said.
"My government believes that education should be readily available to all Fijians, wherever they live and whatever their circumstances.
"We are here to help poor students who previously couldn't fulfil that dream with our new $2.2 million Tertiary Education Loan Scheme. "
Commodore Bainimarama said he was revamping the current loan and scholarship schemes so that any Fijian who wanted a tertiary education could get one.
He said no Fijian student who gained university entrance would be prevented from taking up their place because they could not afford it.
"Yes, it's an ambitious objective in a developing country with scarce resources.