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Utilise education grant, villagers told

Serafina Silaitoga
Thursday, January 16, 2014

IF students seeking scholarship loans do not find jobs straight after graduating from tertiary institutions then that's OK.

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama made the comment during a talanoa session with Bua villagers at Ratu Luke Secondary school yesterday.

"Ka dredre ga mera vuli i university o ira na gone! (What's important is for our children to attend university)," Commodore Bainimarama said.

"If they don't find jobs straight after graduation, then no problem. They will find a job eventually."

Commodore Bainimarama told the villagers the top 600 students in Fiji would receive free tertiary education.

He encouraged parents to make good use of the school grant the government would provide this year.

The villagers also asked for another infant school to be built in a village near Cogea.

Villager Taniela Vusonilawa said children from villages of Nawaisomo, Yavula, Nasadru and Navure walked for 30 minutes to reach the kindergarten in Cogea.

He said about 60 students walked to the school from their homes.

Commodore Bainimarama asked the LTA officials to organise RSL licences for the villagers in the area.

The villagers also asked the government to look into extending the bus permit from Daria to Cogea.





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