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No 'free education', says party

Ana Madigibuli
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PARENTS need to understand the difference between free education and free tuition fees that is being provided by the government, says SODELPA stalwart Laisenia Qarase during their party meeting in Qauia on Monday evening.

Mr Qarase said a lot of discussions had been raised about free education in the country and people needed to realise there was no such thing as free education.

He said if there was free education in the country, who then was paying for the students' school uniforms and meals in school every day.

He said it was the parents who paid for all these things even though students did not have to pay for fees.

Mr Qarase said when renovation work was needed in schools, parents would be the ones contributing to these renovation works.

He said there was no such thing as free education, adding in countries such as Australia and New Zealand they were trying to provide free education for their children but parents still had to pay for some expenses when sending their children to school.

He said the US was the only country in the world that provided free education.

Mr Qarase said Fiji was not on the same level as the US where free education could be provided for students.

He said Fijians needed to discard the idea of free education being provided because it was not right.








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