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UN Special Rapporteur on Education in Fiji

December 13, 2015 6:05 pm

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Kishore Singh is currently in Fiji to strengthen Government commitment to improve the delivery of educational services to Fijians.

The education initiatives implemented by the FijiFirst Government were discussed in a meeting between Singh and the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in Natadola yesterday.

Sayed-Khaiyum told the UN Special Rapporteur that recent developments have seen more children access education in the primary, secondary and tertiary levels in the country.

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During their discussion, the AG highlighted government’s commitment to modernise the administration, delivery and content of educational services.

The AG says the Special Rapporteur’s visit is most welcome and he could assist in identifying gaps in the transitional stage to modernise Fiji’s educational system and fulfilling our constitutional obligations.

Singh says he looks forward to working with the Fijian Government and to provide expert advice on how Government can ensure that our reforms are in line with international best practice.

Singh presents his report to the UN Human Rights Council in June next year.

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