9th December 06:08 PM
Suva Grammar School improves pass rate
By Priteshni Nand
Friday 15/11/2019

Suva Grammar School Principal, Chandra Segran Pillay says the school is now achieving a pass rate of 60% compared to less than 50% before 2017.

He says before 2017, Suva Grammar was classified as a low performing school.

While speaking at the 59th annual prize-giving ceremony of Suva Grammar School, Pillay said 60 percent of the students of Grammar are living outside the school zone.

He says the school is working hard towards achieving the ministry's target of 100 percent pass rate and the school is slowly getting there.

Pillay says 60 percent of the students of Grammar take part in athletics and they are balancing sports and academic work well.

He also commended the efforts of the old scholars of the school for assisting them in achieving the best for the students.

95 students were awarded for their hard work in this academic year while 113 year 13 students have graduated from the school.

Salanieta Joyce Lutunaliwa was awarded the Dux Award.

Meanwhile, Education Minister, Rosy 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 the students and hopes that the year 13 graduates manage to secure some of it.

Akbar says the universities in Fiji currently cater 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 reduction 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 government has allocated a total of $63.7 million for tuition fees and $23 million for bus fare for this financial year.


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