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.