Fiji Time: 9:26 PM on Thursday 23 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Education commission to reform system

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

THE first step the NFP will take if elected into parliament is appoint an Education Commission to assess and analyse the education system in Fiji, says party leader Professor Biman Prasad.

"The last Education Commission report was produced in 1999. It has been 14 years. Once in government, the first thing NFP will do is appoint a competent Education Commission which will produce a report within a year," Prof Biman promised.

"This report will include an assessment and analysis of the reforms that have been done in the past. It will include an assessment of the status of teachers and school heads."

He said based on the assessment, the party would draw up a clear set of recommendations.

"This will be implemented by the government within six months after the release of the report.

"NFP believes that all children should have equal access to world class education. NFP supports the development of new and better forms of professional development opportunities for teachers, principals and school management."

He added they would partner with all stakeholders to conduct a review of the "outdated" Education Act 1978 to "provide renewed direction towards an education policy that is suited for the 21st century".

"NFP will increase funding to encourage all five- year-old children to attend kindergarten.

"We will create kindergarten education within the primary schooling system to ensure parents understand the value of starting early."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64490.6259
JPY 56.056553.0565
GBP 0.39220.3842
EUR 0.46340.4514
NZD 0.68810.6551
AUD 0.63940.6144
USD 0.49240.4754

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $30,000 richer
  2. Washed away
  3. High deaths in Fiji men
  4. Discipline in the force important, says Singh
  5. LTA says bring 'proof'
  6. FLP: Reinstate PWD
  7. Families wait for building materials
  8. Suspension term for MP nears end
  9. Public warned off site, 'risk of toppling over bridge'
  10. School opens computer lab

Top Stories this Week

  1. Villagers burn objects used for 'witchcraft' at village cleansing Saturday (18 Feb)
  2. Man dies in custody Saturday (18 Feb)
  3. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  4. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  5. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  6. Qoro resigns as exchange boss Tuesday (21 Feb)
  7. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  8. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  9. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)
  10. Vosarogo living his dream Friday (17 Feb)