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43 RETIRED FIJIAN TEACHERS ASSIST PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRIES EDUCATION SYSTEM

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations has deployed forty-three retired Fijian Teachers to assist in the development of the Pacific Island Countries’ education system.

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Honourable Jone Usamate said that this was due to the shortages of teachers in the Pacific region.

“We have been engaging with the Government of Tuvalu on the placement of retired nurses in their public hospitals and this will boost their health service delivery with the experienced nurses in Fiji,” Minister Usamate said.

“The Fijian Government continued to receive requests from Governments of Vanuatu and Tuvalu on areas of curriculum developers and TVET trainers from the Employment Ministry’s current pool of retirees.”

Minister Usamate highlighted that there are other fields available that the Ministry would tap into to assist other neighbouring Pacific Island Countries.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the local High Commissions provides areas of needs of assistance which the Employment Ministry facilitates through the services provided under the National Employment Centre as per the NEC Decree.

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