Fiji Time: 5:22 PM on Tuesday 21 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Church to decide on Year 13 entry

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, January 24, 2014

THE Methodist Church's education department has yet to meet to discuss Year 13 (Form 7) entries into church schools.

Earlier this week, Education Minister Filipe Bole announced the scrapping of all policies and regulations regarding entry to Year 13.

Church general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said he would only comment on the issue once the department involved had met.

However, he said Mr Bole's announcement would take away the students' enthusiasm to reach standard marks like 250 and 300 in the Fiji School Leaving Certificate examination.

Mr Nawadra said some students would be appreciative of the fact that they would have to move to Year 13 with just 200 marks.

"It's good at one point because it gives many students the opportunity to continue with their studies but on the other point, it will take away the will to work hard and achieve targeted marks," Mr Nawadra said.

The Methodist Church has 11 secondary schools in the country.

Mr Bole earlier said the motive was to allow secondary school students to freely continue their secondary education and reach the highest level.

"As of today (Monday) all students who pass the Fiji School Leaving Certificate Examination are to be allowed to get into Form 7," he added.








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 0.64210.6231
JPY 56.040353.0403
GBP 0.39160.3836
EUR 0.46120.4492
NZD 0.68830.6553
AUD 0.64090.6159
USD 0.49200.4750

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 21st February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Death trap'
  2. Workplace accident kills man
  3. Man, 66, on remand
  4. Tough lesson for Kamila
  5. Workers ready to go
  6. Hope slowly erodes
  7. Expect 'heavy rain and wind'
  8. One year on
  9. Market renovation
  10. Poll aid offer

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. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  4. Life in prison Thursday (16 Feb)
  5. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  6. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  7. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  8. Acid leak at lami Thursday (16 Feb)
  9. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)
  10. Vosarogo living his dream Friday (17 Feb)