Fiji Time: 3:26 PM on Sunday 26 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64440.6254
JPY 55.991852.9918
GBP 0.39020.3822
EUR 0.46380.4518
NZD 0.68630.6533
AUD 0.63990.6149
USD 0.49320.4762

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Voter trend
  2. Angry passengers disembark from smoke-filled bus
  3. 143 cases of dengue
  4. Yuen: Change diets and maintain a healthy lifestyle
  5. Husbands' support vital, says Vuniwaqa
  6. Baber positive
  7. Tears of joy, relief
  8. Beware, warns LTA
  9. FRA assures road users
  10. Best gift, says Khan as fire station opens

Top Stories this Week

  1. School girl, 14, dies Saturday (25 Feb)
  2. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  3. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  4. Qoro resigns as exchange boss Tuesday (21 Feb)
  5. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  6. $30,000 richer Thursday (23 Feb)
  7. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)
  8. Locally owned health centre begins operation Friday (24 Feb)
  9. Bravery medal for boy, 6 Saturday (25 Feb)
  10. Nightmare continues for elderly woman Monday (20 Feb)