Fiji Government Plans Free Education Under Draft Constitution

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Minister Bole says education is a basic right

By Mereani Gonedua

SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, April 22, 2013) – All levels of education are planned to progressively become free and available to all as a constitutional requirement, says Fiji’s Minister for Education Filipe Bole.

"The draft constitution contains an extensive range of socio-economic rights for all Fijians and included in these rights is the right to education," said Bole.

"This is where the every person has the right to early childhood education, primary and secondary education and further education," he said.

"I certainly believe that the revamp in the draft constitution is something we should be appreciative of, especially when it plans to give everyone equal access to education."

He said government has made it clear that education is its main aim and everyone needs to take advantage of all the resources provided by government to the education sector.

He has also urged each individual to try and achieve the highest education possible in order to help the country grow and move forward with more qualified people.

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