Friday, January 22, 2010

Education ministry hits back

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, January 22, 2010

The Education Ministry says it will not condone insults made to the indigenous community in the country.

This, Ministry was responding to an editorial column in one of the local dailies which it says manipulated the ministry’s intentions for children in rural communities.

The Ministry alleges that the editorial insinuated that the indigenous community relied on the government to build schools for their children.

Education Minister Filipe Bole says by before the Alliance Government of Ratu Mara came into power in 1970, indigenous communities had already built schools on their own without any government assistance.

He said many of these schools were built on the sweat and hard work of men and women who left their homes to raise funds for the future of their children.

Bole says that article is false and mischievous.

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