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Bainimarama: We are building a smarter country

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, March 14, 2014

PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said education was the best way to break the poverty cycle in any country.

This was his sentiment to about 500 students of Kalabu primary and secondary schools during the opening their new telecentres yesterday.

"And we have started to break that cycle by giving every Fijian child the opportunity to get education all the way up to tertiary level," Commodore Bainimarama said.

"We are building a smarter country through our free primary and secondary schooling, plus the tertiary loans scheme to enable children from ordinary Fijian families to afford education at university level.

"There is also our scholarship based on merit for the top 600 students for the selected courses that will propel our country forward."

He said never before in Fiji's history had young Fijian people had so much opportunity to get on in life, to carve out worthwhile, interesting careers and to grow up with the ability to look after themselves and their families.

"There has never been a better time to be a Fijian, to be a citizen of a nation that stands tall and proud in the world, punches above its weight and has a wonderful future ahead of it.

"Provided we stay united, work together as a team, care for each other and always put Fiji first."





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