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Parents heap praise on education ministry for e-Ticketing top up initiative

Parents heap praise on education  ministry for e-Ticketing top up initiative
Parents at the Ministry of Education e-Ticketing booth outside MHCC in Suva on January 4, 2018. Photo: Ashna Kumar
January 05
11:00 2018

 

Parents and guardians are pleased to be working in advance to ensure e-Ticketing cards are topped up and ready for use by their children when the 2018 school year begins on January 15.

Yesterday they flocked to the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts roadshow booth outside MHCC in Suva and various centres around Fiji to top up cards.

The initiative by the ministry is to allow students to have their e-Ticketing cards before the start of the first term for the new academic year.

Held at various venues in the Central, Western and the Northern Divisions between 8am to 5pm the roadshow will continue till Saturday and again from January 8th to 13th.

Merewalesi Kama of Makoi, Nasinu commended the initiative by the Ministry of Education to start the roadshow two weeks early.

“It’s great, the early top up makes it easier for us parents to come down and top up e-Ticketing cards instead of last minute hassles,” Ms Kama said.

“I came today (Thursday) to do my son’s back to school shopping and saw the ministry’s booth. Since I’m in Suva I decided to take the opportunity and get his card topped up.

“This way we do not have to do last minute runs. My son travels by bus from Makoi to Valelevu to get to school.”

Another parent, Paulina Suluwaqa appreciated the effort by the ministry because it will help working parents.

“This roadshow helps parents like us, who are allowed to take one day-off, to do shopping for our school children,” Ms Suluwaqa said.

“When we go out for shopping, we can get their e-Ticketing card topped up at the same time.

“I thank the ministry for considering the working parents who want to avoid the last minute rush.”

Representatives from the Ministry of Education and Vodafone were part of the roadshow to provide assistance and attend to queries.

Edited by Percy Kean

Feedback:  ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

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