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Minister Reddy Reiterates Why Exams Important

Minister Reddy Reiterates Why  Exams Important
Putting pen to paper...Rampur College year 13 student, Simran Prasad during Fiji Seventh Form Examination computer studies paper in Navua yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.
October 21
10:30 2015

Internal examinations in Fiji are carried out to gauge a student’s performance, says the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy.

He confirmed students would not be stopped from going to another class, for example from Year 6 to Year 7.

Mr Reddy said students would be given a choice when they completed Year 10 after the Fiji Junior Examination – to continue on to Year 11 and Year 12 or enrol at an established technical college.

In 2016, Mr Reddy said Government was expected to establish 10 more technical colleges around the country.

“The technical college will cater for students who, after Year 10, choose to pursue skills training that can lead to employment or further training at higher tertiary institutes,” the minister said.

Government’s objective, he said, was to provide education for all at no cost to the parents.


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