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Druavesi: Drop in pass rate because of lengthy school terms

Fijian Teacher’s Association (FTA) president Netani Druavesi says the reason there is a drop in pass rate in the Fiji Year Eight Examinations (FY8E) is because of the lengthy school terms approved by the FijiFirst...

2nd February

Archaeology professor gifts 150-year-old text to Fiji archives

After more than 150 years, a rare manuscript penned prior to Fiji’s cession to Great Britain has made it home to the National Archives of Fiji (NAF). Titled Vosa Vaka Viti, the well-kept manuscript documents life in Fiji, in particular the customs and language observed, through the eyes of the Reverend Lorimer Fison, an Australian...

Year 8 exam provisional results out today

The Fiji Eighth Year Examination provisional result will be released today. The Fijian Government confirmed that this morning and advised students, parents and guardians of the same. A total of 17,366 students sat for the examination. The Ministry of Education recorded a 62 per cent pass rate for 2022 FY8E compared to 69 per cent...

1st February

Family secures funds for three out of three

When the previous government rolled out its $180 per child assistance, only one of Luke Tavisa’s children received it. He lauded the coalition Government for living up to its promise this time around as all three of his children received the $200 support per student last Wednesday. The Makoi, Suva, resident has done his shopping...

High prices, poor quality

Parents doing back to school shopping claim the quality of goods they are forking out hard-earned dollars for are not worth the price tag. Mother of two, Kinisimere Talei, said it was hard to understand how prices for poor quality school stationery had increased significantly. “Over the past few years of doing back-to-school shopping, I’ve...

Moce lass joins USP

She is the only one in her class from her school to attend the University of the South Pacific. That’s Penina Siteri Manara, the first Year 13 graduate of Moce Island Secondary School to pursue her studies at USP. Her peers have opted to join different tertiary institutions after passing their external examination. In a...

31st January

Top scorer looks abroad

Jai Narayan College student Demira Lal scored 393/400, the highest mark for the Suva secondary school in the Fiji Year 13 certificate examination. “I’m really happy, content and blessed,” the 18-year-old said. Ms Lal said she planned to pursue a double degree in engineering and commerce overseas, preferably in Australia. “I tried to manage my...

Mother rounds off school shopping for three children

Seini Likusakiki travelled from the highlands of Naitasiri with her children to do their back to school shopping in Suva last week. The mother of three said she only had a few stationery items left to purchase as she done most of her shopping well before the festive season last year. “When the FijiFirst government...

City full of shoppers

Parents and children crowded school supply shops and the streets of Suva late last week after many received government’s $200 per student back to school payment on Wednesday. Iliana Waqa was among the many Fijians out shopping for school needs. “Even though I have one child, I am so grateful for this cash assistance. “I...

Mum grateful for aid as items now cost more

Parents doing back to school shopping say they are grateful for Government’s $200 per student back to school cash support because the price of most items have significantly increased. Alisi Nabuli, a mother of three, said while she was grateful for the timely back to school assistance by the Government, the price of stationery and...

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