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Plans for restoration

Avinesh Gopal
Friday, August 08, 2014

THE Fijian Affairs Board and the Multi-Ethnic Affairs scholarships will be back if the Fiji Labour Party forms the next government.

FLP vice president and candidate nominee Arvin Datt said scholarships would be restored to its status before the events of 2006.

"This shall be in addition to the current Toppers scholarship scheme, which is basically to reward the high performing students academically," Mr Datt claimed.

He said there was a need to have the FAB and the Multi-Ethnic Affairs scholarships so that students from poor family backgrounds who were not performing well were not left out.

Being from a poor farming family himself, Mr Datt said he knew and understood the pain parents experienced to ensure their children were well educated.

"They see education as the only hope of bringing the parents and the family out of poverty," he said, adding he would not have achieved much if it was not for the scholarship awarded to him to study in India.

He said scholarships had been awarded in the past to students from villages, farmers and other poor parents, who otherwise would not have educated their children at tertiary level.

"Every child has the right to education and not only best performing students.

"It is the responsibility of a caring government to ensure the poor and underprivileged students are assisted so that they achieve tertiary qualification in order to find good jobs and have decent earnings for the family."








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