Fiji Time: 12:44 PM on Thursday 14 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

OK for schools

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, August 29, 2014

THE Education Ministry has given the green light for schools to be used as polling stations during the September 17 general election.

Education Ministry permanent secretary Basundra Kumar said, the Supervisor of Election, Mohammed Saneem had asked the ministry if schools could be used as polling stations during the election day.

"The Education Ministry has written to the Supervisor of Election informing him that we will co-operate with them and they can use the schools as polling stations," Mrs Kumar said.

"We assure the public that not all schools will be used as polling stations but majority of the schools that the Elections Office wanted to use, we have permitted them to use during the September 17 general election.

"We have even liaised and sent a circular to all our headteachers and principals advising them that they play an important role during September 17 because it is a call for national duty."

Mrs Kumar said election was everybody's business, so headteachers and principals would be of assistance on Tuesday afternoon — the day before the election.

"They will assist if the Supervisor of Election does seek the support from the ministry to set up the classrooms," she said.

"We at the Education Ministry have given the approval but we do not have the definite numbers of schools that the Election Office will use as polling stations during the election."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62660.6076
JPY 55.650752.6507
GBP 0.36350.3555
EUR 0.41400.4020
NZD 0.70260.6696
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.49120.4742

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 14th, December, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. WAF CEO services discontinued
  2. Kean confirms stabbing incident
  3. Labour of love
  4. $285,680 FSC theft
  5. 10 years behind bars
  6. Living in fear
  7. A-G warns school heads, eyes improved performance
  8. Jail time for rape
  9. Light me up ...
  10. Powell wins gold

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'Daylight robbery' Wednesday (13 Dec)
  2. Shattered Tuesday (12 Dec)
  3. SODELPA releases candidates' names for 2018 elections Saturday (09 Dec)
  4. Qiliho calls to regulate cyber space Sunday (10 Dec)
  5. SOCIAL MEDIA Alleged racist comments inquiry Monday (11 Dec)
  6. The lively Asena Friday (08 Dec)
  7. Tabuya denial Tuesday (12 Dec)
  8. Cheika rates Fiji Wednesday (13 Dec)
  9. Banuve's challenge Friday (08 Dec)
  10. Year 13 results out tomorrow Tuesday (12 Dec)