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$15m aid for education

Torika Tokalau
Sunday, June 29, 2014

THE Australian Government, through its Access to Quality Education Program (AQEP), will assist Fiji's education sector with $15.56million this year and in 2015.

This was confirmed by Australia's Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji Karinda D'Aloisio at the opening of the AQEP stakeholder consultation earlier this week.

Ms D'Aloisio said the assistance would go towards implementing year four of a five-year AQEP work plan.

"AQEP focuses on improving the ability of children from very poor communities, both girls and boys including children with disabilities, to enrol and stay in school."

She said since AQEP was launched in August 2011, much had transpired and a lot of lessons learnt on how to increase access to schools, improve infrastructure and facilities and provide flexible assistance to the Ministry of Education.

"AQEP represents an injection into Fiji's education sector of up to 50 million Australian dollars or 93 million Fiji dollars over five years."








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