18th November 12:17 PM
AG to meet with Education Ministry officials regarding teaching of conversational i-Taukei and Fiji Hindi
By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 12/09/2018
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Education Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Education Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will have a meeting with Education Ministry officials next week as he thinks that many schools are not teaching conversational i-Taukei and Fiji Hindi.

While speaking at the Fiji Headteachers Association Conference at Swami Vivekananda College Hall, Sayed-Khaiyum says this is a provision under the constitution and these languages have to be taught.    

While addressing the headteachers, Sayed-Khaiyum also said that it is incorrect to say that there was no consultations with the unions about the reforms in the civil service.

He says that at all times the unions were given invitations, and they took part in some while they did not show up for some.

The Acting Prime Minister also said that some unionists are now going on campaigns and are aligned to political parties.

Sayed-Khaiyum says he also completely agrees that the ministries need to get professional human resource people.

He says the government has allocated $1.025 billion to the education sector in the current budget.

Sayed-Khaiyum says they need to look after teachers to ensure that the students get the best education.

The Acting Prime Minister also says that there was no policy on teachers transfers before.

He says the ministry has now instituted an internal transfer policy because it was being abused in the past.

Sayed-Khaiyum also talked about the distrust of the officials of the Ministry of Education.

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