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'Shake-up' call

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, July 24, 2014

ACADEMIC and political candidate for the Fiji Labour Party Dr Rohit Kishore believes a shake-up is needed for Fiji's education system, which he intends to improve if they come into government.

"I have been an educator for a long time and have been teaching in universities. Education in Fiji generally needs a big shake-up from the quality perspective. The quality of education is going down," Dr Kishore claimed.

"Our education policy is well-founded and good for Fiji. We will bring two things in free education. Number one, we will bring in the means test, meaning that the wealthy who can afford to pay for the education will not qualify for the education scheme. The money from here will go towards the more needy.

Dr Kishore said the system now allowed bigger schools with bigger rolls to get more money but that would change.

"Some of them don't really know what to do with their money, the smaller schools which lack facilities are not given enough," he said.

"The differential policy means that the school which is in more need will get more money."

Dr Kishore said quality of education was also on FLP's agenda, particularly literacy and numeracy.

"We will make sure that universities don't forget their core business.

"It seems to me that USP and FNU are on an entrepreneurship agenda, they are trying to do business.

"They will be required to provide the best quality education to the students and target education to what the labour market requires."








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