Schools un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion

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Si­mon Hazel­man,


It comes as no sur­prise that schools are now un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Fiji In­de­pen­dent Com­mis­sion Against Cor­rup­tion (FICAC) for fi­nan­cial mis­use (FS: 07/09).

I be­lieve such cor­rupt prac­tices are rife espe­cially that Gov­ern­ment is now sub­si­dis­ing free ed­u­ca­tion.

This was to be ex­pected fol­low­ing Fi­jiFirst’s free ed­u­ca­tion pol­icy.

It’s one thing to hand out funds but it’s a great deal more chal­leng­ing to mon­i­tor the proper man­age­ment of these funds at all schools Fiji wide. Ob­vi­ously this is­sue is caused by a weak fi­nan­cial man­age­ment sys­tem. Those un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion must im­me­di­ately be re­moved from the schools un­til in­ves­ti­ga­tions are com­plete and if found guilty they must be charged heav­ily. These cor­rupt peo­ple are sim­ply the en­emy of our de­vel­op­ment and of good gov­er­nance. This must be dealt with and got­ten rid of fast!

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