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Government to look into issue of new graduate teachers’ intake
By Nirupa Siwan
Tuesday 16/05/2017
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during the 2017/2018 National Budget Consultation.

The government will look into the issue of the intake of new graduate teachers in schools.

During the 2017/2018 National Budget Consultation at University of Fiji in Lautoka, concerns were raised that graduates who wish to teach in Primary Schools get posts easily than the graduates who are interested to teach in Secondary Schools.

A student asked Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to explain why more investments are done in the science sector than in the teaching field because without teachers there would be no doctors and nurses in the society.

Sayed-Khaiyum highlighted that last year’s budget was increased for teachers to improve the teacher-student ratio.

However he says that discussions will be held with the respective ministry to find out the cause of the actual issue of intakes of graduates for Secondary Schools.

He also explained that Fiji needs specialists in the health sector and that is the reason why more investments are done in this field.

Sayed-Khaiyum says it is a serious concern for Fiji that we are in the 21st century and yet the country does have any heart surgeons.

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