NFP’s tertiary education policy

Professor Biman Prasad of Opposition (left) exits parliament after an earlier sitting. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA/FILE

THE National Federation Party’s tertiary education policy should be something that party supporters and members should look forward to at today’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Ba, says its leader, Professor Biman Prasad.

He said they would be announcing other policies of the party ahead of this year’s general election.

The AGM today will also coincide with the party’s 55 years anniversary celebration.

“We will be announcing some very important policies with regards to tertiary education,” Prof Prasad said.

“That will be something that would be of utmost interest to young people in universities or who are planning to go to university. “I urge some of them to come and listen to us at the AGM. Apart from that we will hear from the president and Richard Naidu.”

Prof Prasad said party members and supporters from around the country would be part of today’s meeting and celebration.

Meanwhile, the party earlier said they would increase the minimum wage to $5 an hour and make VAT-free 15 basic food items and prescription medication, should they form the next government after this year’s polls.

The party also earlier revealed that they would reduce 25 per cent from the salaries and allowances of the Office of the Prime Minister and cabinet ministers, restore tenure of employment in the civil service by doing away with the contractual employment and also implement a minimum guaranteed price of $100 per tonne for sugar cane.

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