2018/19 Budget: Accident compensation fund for students

AN accident compensation fund has been set aside for students who get hurt in school.

In his 2018-2019 National Budget address, Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the Accident Compensation Commission Fiji would cover school yard injuries.

“Families of students who get hurt in their schools will benefit from a no-fault payment scheme towards the cost of their recovery,” he said.

“It is going to paint a serious picture of which schools have serious problems of abuse of property and needs special attention and of course accidents do happen in schools.”

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