12 Jan 2018

Fiji govt says it will boost teachers by 150 annually

8:07 am on 12 January 2018

The Fiji government says it aims to increase the number of teachers by 150 each year under its 20-year National Development Plan.

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The Fiji Times reports the announcement was made by the Education Ministry's senior education officer, Pene Aropio, during public consultation on Fiji's first Draft National Employment Policy on Wednesday.

Mr Aropio said the aim was to increase the number of teachers posted nation-wide each year.

The school curriculum would also need to change so students would be taught skills to better prepare them for future careers, he said.