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The Minister for Education, Mahendra Reddy says they are posting a lot of iTaukei and Indo-Fijians teachers to maritime areas. “The problem of conversation in iTaukei, particularly in Hindi in
16 Jan 2015 11:23
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Graduate teachers line up at Quality House, Suva for their postings yesterday. Photo: Rama

The Minister for Education, Mahendra Reddy says they are posting a lot of iTaukei and Indo-Fijians teachers to maritime areas.

“The problem of conversation in iTaukei, particularly in Hindi in maritime areas is that we do not have many Hindi speaking teachers,” Mr Reddy said.

He said they wanted to address this issue by sending the non-iTaukei to the maritime areas to teach conversational Hindi to  students.

Meanwhile, Mr Reddy said grants for all schools would be given from today. (Friday)

“This is not a full Term One grant and we will be giving the grants on a weekly basis.”

He also reminded all qualified teachers that graduated from tertiary institutions and until December 31, 2014 were unemployed could collect their appointment letters today (Friday) from their divisional offices.

“The new graduates for this year can also go to their divisional offices today where they will be selected based on the Grade Point Average (GPA).”

A total of 653 new teachers will be absorbed in the ministry to improve the student-teacher ratio.

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