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PM stresses importance of education at Methodist AGM

August 21, 2018 5:01 am

The failure of past government to deliver for the education sector is what drives Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to unshackle the financial burden of sending children to school.

Speaking to the members of the Methodist Church Conference meeting today, Bainimarama says the Free Education Scheme should have happened twenty or thirty years ago, which would have served our nation wonderfully.

Bainimarama says such failures in the past – continues to affect the current generation and he does not want a repeat of this in the future.

Stating the importance of investing in the Education sector, Bainimarama has revealed his desire to work with the Methodist Church in improving education.

Bainimarama has reminded the Methodist Church of Fiji about the importance of investing in Education.

“I also want to work with the Methodist Church to build a knowledge based society and to provide better opportunities for our young people and to build a prosperous Fiji.”

Bainimarama says the church has its own legacy in educating Fijians and they should continue to be strong advocates and should utilize opportunities provided by government in the education sector.

The Church’s General Secretary Ili Vunisuwai says the billion dollar allocation for the education sector is a revelation of governments work to improve the lives of all Fijians.

With a record allocation for the education budget this financial year, Bainimarama says the government will do whatever it takes to ensure that school students get what they need.

He says parents also play a vital role in showing their support to students and at the same time they need to work together with government to create a more knowledgeable society.