Fiji Time: 4:35 AM on Monday 20 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








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 0.64200.6230
JPY 56.179253.1792
GBP 0.39150.3835
EUR 0.45960.4476
NZD 0.68640.6534
AUD 0.64160.6166
USD 0.49280.4758

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Commemorative service inappropriate
  2. Health ministry workshops heart diseases

Top Stories this Week

  1. Villagers burn objects used for 'witchcraft' at village cleansing Saturday (18 Feb)
  2. Man dies in custody Saturday (18 Feb)
  3. "I just love him" Tuesday (14 Feb)
  4. Life in prison Thursday (16 Feb)
  5. Four new finds Tuesday (14 Feb)
  6. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  7. Mum dies from burns Tuesday (14 Feb)
  8. A canecutter to a restaurateur Tuesday (14 Feb)
  9. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  10. Acid leak at lami Thursday (16 Feb)