Fiji’s retired teachers’ service in Tuvalu recognized
October 18, 2019 4:15 pm
The service of retired teachers in Tuvalu for the past few years has had a positive impact on the small island nation.
This was highlighted by the High Commissioner of Tuvalu Temate Melitiana during the renewal agreement signing between the Fijian Government and the Government of Tuvalu.
Melitiana says the endorsement of the assistance will allow many other retired teachers to contribute towards Tuvalu’s Education Sector.
“It has been very successful and beneficial for both our countries. Tuvalu has continued to witness high and steady pass rates of primary school students as well as the overall improvement in the standard of education in Tuvalu. Not only in terms of education but also in terms of strengthening the long-existing friendship between our two countries.”
Employment Minister Parveen Kumar is hopeful this renewed agreement will continue to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
“Reports that has been submitted by the Tuvalu Ministry of Education on our retired volunteer teacher highlights their performance and the positive impacts it has in Tuvalu and this is something that the Fijian Government is proud of.”
The Fiji Volunteer Service provides a win-win situation and one that needs to be expanded, allowing our retirees to contribute actively within their area of expertise – ensuring our smaller Pacific Island neighbors benefit from Fiji’s brain trust.