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Free education a win for families

Samuel Berenyi
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

THE new education budget aimed at waiving school tuition fees for families through government funding has proven to be a real hit among many parents with children attending school.

With many expenses associated with going back to school such as books, stationery, uniforms and backpacks, the relief that comes through not having to worry about school fees is a real godsend.

Seini Rauca from Kadavu has a daughter in Form Four and she said she liked the new budget and thought it was a great thing for her family.

"Especially for us from rural areas, we are happy we have the government's help," she said.

Taina Tikotikoca, a single mother of Vuci Rd at Nausori, also expressed gratitude for the new education budget.

"I'm a single mum, and they (the government) have helped me a lot," she said.

Education Minister Filipe Bole said there was a big budget for schools this year.

""We have a big budget for this year, $541.5million for our ministry for both primary, secondary and also a loan scheme for the tertiary institutions."








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