Herleen Emily Kumar, Nadi
Maths and English is one of the compulsory subjects being taught here. However, as a history student, I am concerned that history classes cannot be made compulsory here. History teaches every individual to become a better citizen in the future. History itself instills virtues and moral values. Many students do not know the history our country; as Fijians they should have knowledge of our past, whether it be politics or any other.
It is acceptable that Social Science is one of the compulsory subjects from Year 9 to 10 however it does not only emphasis history but geography as well. Fiji has experienced four coups and with the inclusion of compulsory history classes, the students will have a better understanding of democracy and totalitarianism. He added: “I’ve done my part; don’t disappoint me by not doing your part.”
I request Brigadier-General Qiliho if he could remind himself that his part in this role will continue as long as he is in this post. It is great that he has put in suggestions and requests for these vehicles. However, it does not mean that his work is over. Together with the other officers, he is to work alongside them to help guide them.
Getting all the required resources for the Police force is very important and this was long overdue.
Let’s hope there will be some major difference in the service delivery system. After all, the Fiji Police Force is the pillar upon whom we rely for our safety. assistance from funds set aside for the Prime Minister’s Office as parasites, is demeaning and uncalled for. (FS 6/7) It is sad for an MP to utter such a derogatory word to Fijians, as one does not know how many people that are being labelled as parasites actually voted the MP into Parliament. If I was an Opposition MP, I would encourage all Fijians to get out there and make use of all the help and opportunities provided by Government to lift their standard of living and add value to their lives.
It does not make sense to call people parasites when it is the Government of the day that is providing the help for Fijians and at the end of the day, it is the Government who is accountable in the repayment of state debt.