Reddy: Need to build more classrooms

THERE is a need to build more classrooms in schools, says Education Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy.

Dr Reddy said this was because of the high number of students who moved to urban areas every year.

Speaking during the Fiji Muslim League 90th anniversary celebrations at the Suva Muslim Primary School in Nabua yesterday, Dr Reddy said students migrating to urban areas from next year must be catered for.

He said from June this year, the ministry had started looking at the possible number of students who would be moving into the Suva, Nausori corridor and Nadi.

“This is something we talk about every year and that is the huge number of rural urban migration. We do not want to be caught up in January with parents saying that we cannot find space for our child,” Dr Reddy said.

Dr Reddy said ensuring the best form of education for every Fijian child remained a priority for the Government.

“Government is fully committed towards ensuring that it uproots deeply rooted hatred, name calling stereotypes, discrimination and injustice which was present with us in the past.

“We want to build a clever society, a society where people can understand and accommodate each other and at the same time promote peace and harmony,” he said.

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