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Fiji loses out: Submissions

September 4, 2012 1:00 am

The Constitution Commission has received submissions, proposing the increase in Fiji’s retirement age.

Some villagers of Vugalei Village in Tailevu told the commission that Fiji is losing out as retired teachers who are at their peak are looking for employment overseas.

Taniela Colamoto made the submission, saying a good example is the recruitment of retired teachers for work in the Marshall Islands.

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Colamoto says while these seasoned teachers are taking their expertise overseas, students here are left with young graduates as their teachers.

Changing the retirement age from 55 to 60 has been a common proposal received by the commission across the country.

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