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Education is not compulsory but is free through the first eight years. There are government schools as well as private schools operated by individual groups or by missions under government supervision. In 1990, public expenditure on education was 4.6% of GDP. In the mid-1990s there were 4,644 teachers and 145,630 pupils in 693 primary schools. Secondary schools had 3,631 teachers and 66,890 students. Of these, 6,653 students were enrolled in technical and vocational schools. The pupil-teacher ratio at the primary level was 23 to 1 in 1999. In the same year, 99% of primary-school-age children were enrolled in school. The University of the South Pacific, which opened in Suva in 1968, had more than 3,600 students in the mid-1990s. Its students are drawn from several Pacific island states. All third-level institutions and universities had approximately 8,000 students and a faculty staff nearing 300 personnel. Adult illiteracy rates for the year 2000 were estimated at 7.1% (males, 5.0%; females, 9.1%).

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lisa
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Aug 14, 2007 @ 7:19 pm
It needs to tell more about how much the school is and less about what happened years ago.
loz
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Oct 9, 2009 @ 11:23 pm
excelent! i agree, the history gives un great insight. this is just what i needed
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Sep 6, 2010 @ 4:04 am
Wow, This Is amazing. It helped me so much on my school assignment. Thankyou.

Is that Loz hobart too?
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Sep 8, 2010 @ 2:02 am
i need to find fiji education be the 10 of september plaese help
ISAIA NAUSANA
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Apr 12, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
THANT VERY MUCH...I AM CLAD TO READ ALL THE INFORMATION THAT WAS APPEARED...IT HELPS ME SO MUCH IN MY CURRIER
sisilia
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May 7, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
Good it was very encouraging and informative for students to know.!More information on the latest update please!
Meowmix
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Nov 29, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
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