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Choose Own Career, A-G Tells Students

Choose Own Career, A-G Tells Students
Attorney-General Minister for Economy Aiyaz Saiyad-Khaiyum and Permanent Secretary for Economy Mareta Konrote hear submission from Kasaya Dumaru, Year 12 student of Ra High School during the Budget consultation at Penanag Sangam School on May 10, 2017. Photo: Litia Tikomailepanoni
May 11
09:40 2017

The Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday encouraged Rakiraki students to choose the profession they desired. He told students at Penang Sangam School not to listen or be swayed by other people when choosing their careers.

“Whatever profession you choose, don’t ever think that any career is anything less than other profession,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“Every profession is important.

“Every single person in every organisation is just as important as everyone else.

“Don’t ever look down on any other professions and that it is too low for you because if you pursue something that you are passionate about then you will be good at it,” he said.

Meanwhile some of the submissions from students were that:

Loans from Tertiary Education Loans Scheme (TELS) should not be paid back immediately. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum clarified that the TELS loan would only be repaid once graduates started work.

He said the repayment could be spread over some time and that the interest rate was only one per cent and zero per cent for students from low income earning families.

More tourism projects for Rakiraki to boost the economy.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said anyone could set up a tourism project in Rakiraki and Government was encouraging that because Rakiraki was within the Tax Free Zone.

Government should look at building a proper bus bay for Rakiraki High School.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said it would be looked into.

Navesau Adventist High School in Wainibuka want a water tank, as the one they had was damaged.

It also wants electricity at the school.

The students said the school only has a small generator which catered for the main building and the dining room. The students’ dormitory had no electricity.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said this too would also be looked into.

Students of St Francis College in Navunibitu are seeking an upgrade of the school and sporting facilities.

 

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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