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117 Schools Fail to Submit Audited Reports, says Minister Reddy

Ministry of Education has so far audited 35 schools at random   Two secondary schools and 115 primary schools have not submitted their audited financial reports and annual general meeting
24 Aug 2016 10:41
117 Schools Fail to Submit Audited Reports, says Minister Reddy
From left: Fijian Corrections Services Assistant Commissioner Salote Panapasa, Director of Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa, Fiji National University vice-chancellor Professor Nigel Healey, Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy, President of IVETA (International Vocational Education and Training Association) Carmel Thompson and Sera Hemstock of the European Union. At the back: Chairman IVETA World TVET Dr Isimeli Tagicakiverata at the 2016 World TVET Conference Gala Dinner last night. The conference opened at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva yesterday. Photo: Jessica Gounder.

Ministry of Education has so far audited 35 schools at random

 

Two secondary schools and 115 primary schools have not submitted their audited financial reports and annual general meeting minutes.

Responding to Fiji Sun queries, Education Minister Mahendra Reddy said this was a major concern and the ministry was doing all it could to help.

He said they were carrying out audits at random and so far they had audited 35 schools.

Mr Reddy said they acted on complaints from the public and on instincts. He said they might see something that did not look right and they would go in to audit.

He said they had come across some incredible discoveries.

Mr Reddy gave an example of a school paying $4000 for the cutting down of a tree in the school compound.

Mr Reddy said the ministry had now managed a number of school administrations, but it could not sustain them in the long term. He said the idea was to help the schools and train them to administer their own affairs efficiently.

Edited by Maraia Vula

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