Fiji committed to securing better future

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-26 17:03:52|Editor: Yurou
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SUVA, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Fiji is committed to securing a future that is sustainable, addresses climate change and one that inspires the ambition for a better life for all, a Fijian minister said on Friday.

"We are committed to meeting key development targets and plans, and that is for all Fijians to have access to quality education at all levels," Fiji's Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Rosy Akbar said while attending the Open Day of the University of the South Pacific (USP) based in Suva, capital of Fiji.

Fiji has transitioned into an economic hub, becoming a global leader, an advocate on key areas, she said, adding that each year, Fiji continues to build on that progress.

The Fijian government has allocated more than 800 million Fijian dollars (about 371.3 million U.S. dollars) to the education sector and that is over 21 percent of the 2019/2020 national budget, she said.

The minister urged students to strive towards becoming job creators rather than job seekers.

The theme of the event was "Shaping Pacific Futures".

Established in 1968, USP is owned by the governments of 12 Pacific island countries and the main campus, called Laucala Bay, is in Suva, capital of Fiji.