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Neelz Singh,


A per­fect morn­ing on my way to the univer­sity changed as some stu­dents were told not to at­tend classes nor use the li­brary ser­vices or will not be able to sit ex­ams be­cause their names were de-reg­is­tered from the roll. That means they are no longer stu­dents un­til out­stand­ing fees were cleared. Where is the holis­tic ap­proach of ed­u­ca­tion now? The hard­ship some par­ents are fac­ing to put stu­dents on ter­tiary stream of ed­u­ca­tion, and stu­dents who are try­ing very hard to cope and ful­fill their ca­reer dreams have hit a brick wall. The cost of ed­u­ca­tion is high with our liv­ing stan­dard as 60 per cent of Fi­jians are be­low poverty line and min­i­mum wage is tak­ing its toll.

Trade and vo­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions are bet­ter now with jobs avail­able to cater the mar­ket and de­mand. Think twice to choose a bet­ter ca­reer that comes with a price.

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