Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 7:30 AM on Wednesday 17 September

/ Front page / News

Schools identified

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, April 24, 2014

FIFTY schools in the country have been identified to receive assistance from the Australian High Commission's Access to Quality Education Program (AQEP).

AusAID counsellor of development assistance for Fiji and Tuvalu Joanne Choe said together with stakeholders, AQEP has prioritised 50 of the country's most disadvantaged schools to receive assistance as part of the program's phase one support.

"AQEP works closely with the Ministry of Education, school controlling authorities, school management committees, non-government organisations, faith-based organisations and education stakeholder community to make a difference for the most disadvantaged children and the most disadvantaged schools," she said.

"Education is a key pillar of Australia's aid program and we recognise that access to quality education is every child's right.

"We also believe that contributing to quality education for all is a means to achieve economic growth and improve the wellbeing of society."

She said the five-year program would cost a total of $93million.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No $20m ransom
  2. Emotional visit for contestants
  3. The unsolved murders of Wailada
  4. Double time pay
  5. Church unmoved
  6. Found after 2 days at sea
  7. Pre-poll turnout
  8. Cougar II joins fleet
  9. Dry spell water worry
  10. Day to give thanks

Top Stories this Week

  1. Worst still to come Wednesday (10 Sep)
  2. Police hunt for clues Wednesday (10 Sep)
  3. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  5. Be warned Thursday (11 Sep)
  6. PM confirms release of 45 peacekeepers Friday (12 Sep)
  7. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  8. Couple seeks end to problem Friday (12 Sep)
  9. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  10. Safe and alive Friday (12 Sep)