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More Fijian teachers Bound for Tuvalu

Sixteen volunteer teachers will travel to Tuvalu next month under the Fiji volunteer services scheme. This was revealed yesterday by the Deputy Secretary of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Vilimone
26 Apr 2017 12:12
More Fijian teachers Bound for Tuvalu
Roving Ambassador and High Commissioner of 11 Pacific island countries, Litia Mawi (left) and Tuvalu High Commissioner to Fiji, Temate Melitiana on April 25, 2017. Photo: Mere Satakala

Sixteen volunteer teachers will travel to Tuvalu next month under the Fiji volunteer services scheme.

This was revealed yesterday by the Deputy Secretary of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Vilimone Baledrokadroka, while signing the Memorandum of Agreement with the government of Tuvalu.

“Today marks another milestone in securing another partnership agreement with the government of Tuvalu on the placement of Fijian volunteer teachers,” Mr Baledrokadroka said.

For retired teacher, Osea Musuqio, who will be travelling to Tuvalu for the first time, is looking forward to teaching there for the next two years.

“My family is used to me being away so it’s not a new thing for them, and I will be stationed at the main island at one of the primary schools,” said the Tailevu native.

Tuvalu High Commissioner to Fiji Temate Melitiana thanked Government and officials who facilitated in the agreement.

“The programme has proven to be beneficial for both Fiji and Tuvalu not only in the education sector, but in cultural exchanges and friendship between our people,” Mr Melitiana said.

Currently there are 14 Fijian teachers in Tuvalu. Twenty volunteer nurses are expected to travel at the end of next month upon the request of the Tuvalu government.

The signing of the agreement was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Nasese, Suva. 

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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