Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 7:49 PM on Friday 19 September

/ Front page / News

Focus on accommodation

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

THE One Fiji Party hopes to deal with problems surrounding scarce, affordable and appropriate accommodation for tertiary students.

Party chairman, leader and candidate Filimoni Vosarogo said the party proposes to convert Raiwai PRB flats into tertiary students' accommodation at prescribed rentals.

"We will also investigate appropriate designs for inexpensive but safe and clean tertiary accommodation on or near campuses," he said.

One Fiji Party, the seventh successful party to register for the September 17, 2014 general election, said it would register and regulate student boarding houses near tertiary campuses.

The party also proposes a student loan scheme to provide adequate provisions for tuition, textbooks, living and travelling allowances, with customised packages for the same.

Mr Vosarogo said political interference in tertiary institutions would be no more when his party formed the new and legal cabinet.

Under the party's education policies, One Fiji Party plans to re-introduce external examinations to complement course work, and introduce appropriate international testing.

Schools will also be permitted to raise additional funds for other academic pursuits and areas of specialisation in the interest of developing and furthering the child's extra-curricular activities.

Mr Vosaroga and party candidate Asenaca Toga Naikara said teachers renumeration would be reviewed in a bid to offer them the much needed and highly overdue recognition they played in society.

"It will also enhance superior performance," Mr Vosarogo said.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Parties reject result
  2. No stop
  3. Elections supervisor to announce final results
  4. Election office begins to receive final results
  5. Political parties await response to complaint
  6. Complaints not valid: A-G
  7. More count results expected today
  8. Jubilant candidate thankful
  9. Police special response unit on watch
  10. Elections final results: First five polling stations

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  5. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  6. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  7. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  8. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  9. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  10. Elections supervisor to announce final results Friday (19 Sep)