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Demand for skilled workers

Shayal Devi
Saturday, January 11, 2014

STUDENTS should take up technical and vocational training because of the increasing demand for skilled manpower.

This was the advice given by Education Minister Filipe Bole at the Fiji National University graduation ceremony in Lautoka this week.

"For those attending secondary school, the government will provide for tuition fees. For the Year 9 and 10 students (forms three and four) schools will receive $440 per child, $485 per child for Year 11 and 12 (forms five and six) and $610 per child for Year 13 (Form Seven)," he said.

"For both primary and secondary schools, all fees that used to be charged have been consolidated in the per capita fee of $250 for each child in primary school and the fees for three levels in secondary schools."

Mr Bole said if students were not selected for scholarships, they could then apply for low-interest loans should they be accepted at a tertiary institution in Fiji.

He said new graduates were a positive sign for the workforce.

"In the last month, we marked the graduation of more than 1700 students in Suva, Labasa and Nadi and with the graduation of 628 more students, we have qualified and trained Fijians ready to join the workforce and serve our country."








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