SODELPA to reinstate State-funded scholarships

THE Social Democratic Liberal Party will reinstate the distribution of government-funded scholarships if it comes into power after the 2018 General Election.

SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka said the current scholarship scheme was similar to the ones that previously existed.

“It is a fair distribution of the government funds in accordance with the requirements of the labour market in Fiji,” Mr Rabuka said.

“The toppers scheme is similar to the PSC scholarship that we had before where the top students got government scholarships and those who missed out were eligible to apply for the multiethnic scholarship or the FAB scholarship.

“We will continue to have the government scholarships.”

Meanwhile, Mr Rabuka also said Fijians should expect to see policies of a free and fair nation in the party’s manifesto ahead of this year’s election.

“A free and fair nation, where people are free to realise their personal goals and dreams, where there is no environmental fear or influencing the whole structure of the society,” he said.

Mr Rabuka added he was confident this would get the party through to victory at the polls.

“I don’t fight to lose,” he said.

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