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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.

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