Akbar urges students to choose a career they are passionate about and where job opportunities exist

Akbar urges students to choose a career they are passionate about and where job opportunities exist

By Priteshni Nand
Saturday 16/11/2019
Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar [Photo:FijianGovernment]

Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar has urged students to choose a career they are passionate about and where job opportunity exists.

While speaking at the 59th prize-giving ceremony of Suva Grammar School, Akbar says students should choose a career path which they want to pursue and not which their parents want them to pursue.

The Minister stressed that parents should give an opportunity to their children to decide what they want to study so that they don't lose interest in studying.

Akbar says the Education Ministry has allocated $138 million for the TELS Scheme, 950 toppers scholarships for local students and 20 overseas toppers scholarships in this financial year for students and hopes that the year 13 graduates manage to secure some of it.

Akbar says the universities in Fiji currently catering for 38,659 students who are taking advantage of the scholarships offered by the government.

The Minister has commended the efforts of all students and teachers for a successful academic year at Suva Grammar.

Akbar stressed that the $2.7 million reductions in the Education Ministry's school grant will not put any pressure on the parents and free education will continue next year.

The Minister says the government has allocated a total of $63.7 million for tuition fees and $20 million for bus fare for this financial year.

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