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SDA to privatise schools

April 8, 2019 7:13 am

The Seventh Day Adventist Church in Fiji is looking at privatizing all of its schools around the country.

However, Church General Secretary Pastor Joe Talemaitoga says considering the staffing, level of fees, curriculum and other matters, it will take some time.

He says the Church desires to do a whole range of things that come out of their ethics and approach to education.

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He adds, this is different from the prescription of the government as it is academically driven.

Talemaitoga says Adventists believe in the balanced spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of every child whether they are Adventists or not.

The SDA Church manages 10 primary schools and three high schools in the country.

Meanwhile, the SDA Church revealed last week that they will be closing down Vatuvonu SDA College in Cakaudrove at the end of term one.

Pastor Talemaitoga noted that among the reasons for the closure was that all the current staff at the college are not Seventh Day Adventists.

Education Minister Rosy Akbar is hopeful the SDA Church will change its decision on the closure of its College in Vanua Levu.

 

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