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Church practice worrying

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has strongly advised parents against not allowing their children the right to education.

Speaking in the iTaukei language to about 200 people at his farewell church service in Labasa on Sunday, Commodore Bainimarama said concerns had been raised about some churches not allowing their children to go to school or couples to get married.

He said this was a concern among Fijians.

Commodore Bainimarama said children were the leaders of tomorrow and needed to be educated in order to lead.

He said a reason behind the implementation of the Toppers Scholarship Scheme this year was to help students complete their studies at the highest level.

He said the scholarships were also to help parents who couldn't afford to pay their children's fees and to give them the opportunity to complete their studies.

The Prime Minister said he once had a vision for all Fijian children to study at university and, he believed, now was the time.








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