15 Jan 2016

Fiji PM eyes free education as legacy

12:10 pm on 15 January 2016

Fiji's prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, says he wants the free education programme to be his legacy once he leaves office.

Speaking on his tour of Vanua Levu, he said he wanted his government to be remembered for freeing families from the burden of payments, extra payments and special payments to the schools.

He says his administration has also put schools on a more equal basis because the resources available to children no longer depend on how much they can pay.

Speaking at a school, Mr Bainaimarama also said he was using every available opportunity to condemn the crimes of domestic violence and sexual assault.

He says these crimes have no place in Fiji and they are causing too many of women and children to live in fear.

Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama

Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama Photo: Fiji government