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Methodist Church has to pay its chaplains

July 23, 2019 7:10 am

The government has no intention to remove Methodist Church Chaplins from government’s schools.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama confirmed this while speaking on a talkback program “Noda PM” on FBC’s radio station Radio Fiji 1.

Bainimarama says the only change government is making is for the Methodist Church to pay their chaplains serving in government schools.

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He says in the past they have been relying on government and this is unfair to other religious institutions.

Bainimarama says he wants fairness across the board.

He says that in some schools chaplains are provided with quarters and teachers are left out and have to find a place to stay.

Bainimarama says he felt the education of our children should remain a priority and that is why in all schools teachers should be well looked after.

He adds that the Ministry of Education and the Church will continue to discuss the matter and a mutual outcome is expected by the beginning of next year.

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