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Ro Teimumu claims that the govt had compromised the standard of education by lowering marks to qualify for TELS

Ro Teimumu claims that the govt had compromised the standard of education by lowering marks to qualify for TELS

By Shanil Singh
Tuesday 28/07/2020
SODELPA parliamentarian Ro Teimumu Kepa

SODELPA parliamentarian Ro Teimumu Kepa says it was the FijiFirst Government who lowered the marks required to qualify for TELS and after compromising the standards they are trying to reinstate the previous qualifying marks.

While delivering her response to the 2020/2021 National Budget, Ro Teimumu is also questioning on what will happen to those students that scored marks between 200 to 250 because there is no safety net for them.

Ro Teimumu is asking how the government will ensure that these students get a second chance in life because not everybody can go to TELS or the National Toppers Scheme.

She has also asked the government to stop giving the teachers a run around and just reveal that they don’t have money to pay for their increments at this stage.

Ro Teimumu says the teachers have been eagerly waiting for the My Annual Performance Assessment or MyAPA payment for 2017 to 2018.

She says this would be most disappointing because less than 2 percent of the teachers have received their payment.

We will speak to Education Minister, Rosy Akbar today.

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