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Public education the key

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

THE Quality Education Campaign was launched in the presence of about 500 Fiji Teachers Union (FTU) members during their annual general meeting at Labasa Sangam (SKM) College yesterday.

Launching the campaign, Australian Education Union president Angelo Gavrielatos said the aim of such a move was to elevate, as a political issue, the need for high quality public education for all.

"Also, to be catalysts for local, national and global activities and to build pressure on national governments to invest in quality public education by mobilising members, public and the civil society in general at the local, national and global level," Mr Gavrielatos said.

"Education is a public good and the values of public education are essentially the values that underpin democracy."

Mr Gavrielatos said it was crucial for teachers not to let quality public education slip away.

"It's our job to keep pressing the core message that without properly-resourced high quality education, the society itself will be fundamentally damaged."

Members of the FTU in the country are in Labasa this week for the meeting.








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