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Students psyched up for North submissions

By LOSIRENE CHAND A workshop held for teachers, school managements and students in Labasa gave young students the chance to prepare for today’s submission to the Constitution Commission. Students voiced
01 Oct 2012 15:10

By LOSIRENE CHAND

A workshop held for teachers, school managements and students in Labasa gave young students the chance to prepare for today’s submission to the Constitution Commission.
Students voiced their concerns and raised their opinions at the workshop at Shri Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Labasa.
Milika Nawanatau and Kelera Rarubi raised their concerns on the need for employment opportunities for graduates, the need for protection and family support, and the implementation of insurance schemes.
Ms Rarubi said all academic qualified people must be provided with employment and paid commencerate salaries.
“Some graduates are currently not employed and this must be looked at,” Ms Rarubu said.
“There should also be a constitutional provision; that is a welfare provision should be provided for the less fortunate, there are many out there who still needs welfare support.”
Ms Nawanatau told teachers and managements that there was a great need to get people involved in insurance schemes.
“Insurance schemes should be implemented especially for those who are not liable for the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF).”
The two girls also voiced that all future parliament members should be reduced to 53 and the constitution should provide for appointment of ministers from the private or business sectors as well.
The president of the School Management Association Govind Singh said this was a way of breaking the ice so that they were ready to make their submissions today.
“Some students are very reserved; this is an opportunity for them to go forward,” Mr Singh said.




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