All Government primary and secondary schools will be upgraded to reflect the vision of the Ministry of Education.
Minister for Education Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy stated this while addressing school head teachers and principals this week at the Reforms Awareness Workshop in Ba.
“Government will now take extra responsibility of its schools to transform it to become model schools,” he said.
“We will ensure that the schools are painted renovated, ablution blocks improved, hostels, kitchens and infrastructure is upgraded to help the schools achieve ‘model’ status.”
To achieve this, all government school boards will be dissolved and the operation of the schools will be under the ministry.
“All boards and committees whose terms have expired will not be renewed while those boards whose terms have not ended can come and discuss with the school heads on the new vision,” Hon. Reddy said.
“Once remodelling of the schools is done, maybe after two years, the ministry will either return the schools to its board or scrap it altogether.”
Some government schools in the country are Ratu Kadavulevu School, Suva Grammer School, Natabua High School, Labasa College, Delainavesi Primary and Queen Victoria School.