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Religion in schools

Written By : Rajen Naidu Sydney. I refer to your article on the question of religious freedom in schools in Fiji (FS 13/06/08). In 1997 when my wife tried to
16 Jun 2008 12:00

Written By : Rajen Naidu Sydney. I refer to your article on the question of religious freedom in schools in Fiji (FS 13/06/08).
In 1997 when my wife tried to enrol my daughter at St.Josephs, the first question she was asked by the school principal was whether she was Christian. She was not accepted. She then enroled at Mahatma Gandhi. Today she is working as a lawyer in a government department in Australia.
My daughter was lucky . I feel sad for the children of mostly poor parents who miss out on good educational opportunities because of the religious dogmas in certain schools.
It’s time this issue is addressed in multiracial and multireligious Fiji.
We must not allow the religious right to rule in our schools.




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