Fiji Time: 2:20 PM on Friday 27 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Bid to reduce dropouts

Shayal Devi
Thursday, June 19, 2014

THE Education Ministry is addressing the issue of school dropouts in the Western Division, particularly in the Ra province.

Divisional education officer Western Lorima Voravora said the operation titled Tabutabuvuli had been ongoing for about three years now.

He said another worrying factor for the ministry was the news that some children were not enrolled in schools.

"Those who have not even been enrolled should be enrolled.

"We are going to find this out as to why these children are not in school," Mr Voravora said.

"We have the Compulsory Education Act which we will use as a guideline.

"We now have a funded project through the Executive Support Unit and Access to Quality Education Program whereby we look at school dropouts.

"We will be looking at the reasons as to why these students leave school in the first place.

"There are negative and positive dropouts. Some of them, they drop out of the formal school curriculum to go into other sectors like agriculture.

"Some of them go overseas to pursue further tertiary studies and some shift from secondary school systems into tertiary institutions.

"Those cannot be categorised as dropouts so we will try to see which students can be divided in which areas."








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 0.61880.5998
JPY 52.941849.9418
GBP 0.32410.3161
EUR 0.42560.4136
NZD 0.71310.6801
AUD 0.66260.6376
USD 0.47860.4616

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Families live in fear
  2. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later
  3. $40k boost for Fiji 7s team
  4. Uncle told to stay away from niece
  5. Kolinisau ready to enjoy break from 7s
  6. Clean credit slate
  7. 10 years in jail for rape of girl, 16
  8. Vaivai snatches gold
  9. Maharaj: Need to have contingency plans
  10. Bridges hit by major overloading problem

Top Stories this Week

  1. A costly 'blunder' Saturday (21 May)
  2. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  3. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  4. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  5. Hayne's Rio barrier Monday (23 May)
  6. Senior citizen's alleged murder angers police Saturday (21 May)
  7. Ryan eyes Olympics gold Saturday (21 May)
  8. Family, friends bid farewell to navy officer Sunday (22 May)
  9. Life of sacrifice Sunday (22 May)
  10. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)