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Judicial review

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SUVA lawyer Richard Naidu yesterday made an application for a judicial review on the case of the 11 former students of Labasa Sangam College who were awarded zero marks in their biology paper during the 2012 Fiji Seventh Form Examination.

Mr Naidu appeared before Justice Kamal Kumar and said the judicial review concerned the bad process that led to an unjust result.

He said the Ministry of Education acted on suspicions, using a "so-called standard operating procedure" that they even accepted they did not follow to mark the biology papers zero.

"The Ministry of Education bureaucrats assembled a set of facts and drew unsafe conclusions from them, which condemned the nine applicants as examination cheats, without giving them an opportunity to be heard on these adverse conclusions," Mr Naidu said.

He said education was a basic right and for students with modest means, it was the only way they could get a better future.








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