FNUGATE UPDATE: Reddy and Ikbal Jannif planning to let former acting VC Ian Rouse quietly depart FNU and Fiji as EU demands millions back over EU funded and FNU administered Kiribati projects; not to mention the abuse of visa cards by Rouse and Kafoa, exposed in audit reports!
As promised, we will publish the report in its entirety; we have also passed the contents to FICAC and Fiji Police for action.
Fijileaks has been inundated with so many leaks about "Rotten Fiji" under FFP government that we are struggling to cope with revealing all leaks but rest assured we will keep exposing your LEAKS to us!
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Fijileaks: This "Masi Polo" native Fijian JUDAS Tiko (above) had threatened to cut off financial contribution to Fijian Teachers Association if Leawere and others did not publicly show support to bullying Education Minister Reddy; we had not disclosed this information after pleadings from FTA; in fact, Reddy had personally phoned and threatened to stop the funding if Fijileaks continued to reveal the rotten state of affairs at Education Ministry; Tiko to Leawere, 15 January 2015: 'In stating the above Sir, The MOE is awaiting the FTA executives to practice a little show of respect and present at least a little 'matanigasau' to the MOE and its Hon. Minister after the serious of negative comments and unprofessional attacks voiced in the media and blog sites.'
And the "Fijian JUDAS" TIKO had arranged with Fiji Sun to
capture the HUMILIATION, dished out at the Waisomo House car park in Suva, on 3 March 2015; it also confirms Fijileaks repeated plea to SODELPA, before and after the general election, to STOP playing the INDIGENOUS CARD, for 40 per cent (plus) native Fijians and 100 per cent of the boot boys and navy frogs are the real culprits in post-coup Fiji!
Fijileaks: Here is the level and competence of his written English - Fiji's new Education Secretary Iowane Tiko:
Date:15/01/2015 8:20 PM (GMT+12:00)
Cc: Mahendra Reddy ,Kelera Taloga ,Eroni Loganimoce ,Vijay Nath ,"Sunia K. Marayawa"
Subject: REFORM IN PARTNERSHIP
Dear Mr Leawere & FTA executives,
Eroni's appointment was decided within the MOE through normal appoinment powers vested within the MOE PS on the concurrence of the Hon. Minister. Eroni has proven his ability to produce what is wanted on time to the A/PSE and the Minister's table over the period of service. In regards to this officer's qualification the MOE can only state the following for the FTA's information. That under Republic of Fiji Government Constitution 2013 , Chapter 6- State Services, Part A Public Service -Values & Principles clause 127 (7) - The PS of each Ministry shall have the authority to appoint, remove and institute disciplinary action against all staff of the Ministry, with the agreement of the minister responsible for the ministry. This is in fact the power that was exercised by the MOE authority to appoint Eroni. Furthermore, clause 127 (8)-then states that the PS of each ministry, with the agreement of the minister responsible for the ministry, has the authority to determine all matters pertaining to the employment of all staff in the ministry, including-
sub-clauses a) - d). We ask your good office Sir to please flip through the above clauses of the Republic of Fiji Constitution 2013, which is the Highest Law of the Land. For that reason and to answer the other points raised within your office's concern Sir we are confident to inform your good office that:
1. Eroni Loganimoce had qualified and was promoted to Principal Administrative Officer (Personnel) in 01/10/2012 from PSC and had proven himself to be a performer since then. Whilst in PSC he had formulated Policies on HR and even collated the “GO” and the “Terms and Conditions of Employment for Government Wage Earners.”
2. The authority is within Section 127(8) of 2013 Constitution therefore need not to seek PSC’s approval. Eroni has been performing exceptionally well even before he join the Ministry of Education. He is pursuing his Executive MBA in order to excel to higher positions in Government. Besides, he have; a Diploma in Economics; Registered Trainer; and an Executive Diploma in Leadership sponsored by PSC for all Directors and DSs in 2013 and Eroni was recognized because of his abilities and performance.
3. The 3 New Directors are savings from tradeoffs of position and are within the Ministry Budget provisions
4. Mr. Naleca has been side way transferred to ED1D position and therefore the PEO (ESU) is vacant.
5. AAO Busfare is a Project Post and is specifically for Busfare procurement and payments and was established in January 2014. The other AAO is an established position and are responsible for general Ministry’s compliance.
In stating the above Sir, The MOE is awaiting the FTA executives to practice a little show of respect and present at least a little 'matanigasau' to the MOE and its Hon. Minister after the serious of negative comments and unprofessional attacks voiced in the media and blog sites. Since when had we gone out there to be parties to dirty verbal attacks on the blog-sites? Blog-sites are not for professionals to be firing at each other. If the Union is serious about positively contributing to the development of education in Fiji and has a pure heart for caring for and enhancing education for the future generations of our beloved nation then we beg your good office to come and seek reconciliation with the highest office of education on the land. Lets not put to waste what good understanding and relationship that had been fostered previously by our union leaders whom have partnered positively with MOE to shape the Fiji Education system to what it is today.
The world is changing, and as Tom Friedman has demonstrated, it is increasingly flat. Globalisation is changing everything about how we work, how we communicate and ultimately how we live. It is critical for us in Fiji to note and learn that Financial responses and issues alone will not safeguard our economic and social well-being, and that substantial, strategic investments in education and a professional attitude to 'spartnership are essential to Fiji education system's long-term prosperity and to our success as a democracy. We cannot bail ourselves out of this crisis through continuously attacking each other unnecessarily for it will show the outside world that our teacher Unions and the MOE have got it ALL WRONG. It is with due urgency that we need to foster partnership for the sake of our future generations to come.
May God BLESS FIJI, FTA and MOE
Vinaka Saka Vakalevu
Iowane P Tiko
PEO(ESU) for MOE
From Fijileaks Archive, 13 December 2015:
4th December, 2015.
The Honorable Prime Minister,
Rear Admiral Ratu Voreqe Bainimarama,
The Prime Minister’s Office,
RE: RECENT ATTACK ON DR MAHENDRA REDDY BY HON. MIKA LEAWERE
It is with due respect to your high office Sir, that I as the senior advisor to the Minister for Education write to affirm to your good office that the Honorable member of opposition, Mika Leawere’s recent attempt to defame our Honorable Minister for Education is uncalled for and filled with untrue allegations that lacked verified facts.
Honorable Prime Minister Sir, the senior staffs of the Ministry of Education do seriously support the reforms. Some of these reforms we have begun implementing within the Ministry of Education as we seek to upgrade our Ministry to what it ought to have been long ago. We believe that in implementing the reforms we would enable our nation face the 21st century challenges in education that has assaulted our educational shores. We as his senior officers do believe that Dr. Mahendra Reddy is our right Minister that is taking education for Fiji’s younger generations in the right direction.
We have seen that his direction is where the Fiji Government can confidently enable and support our citizens realize their constitutional rights to education; in addition to education and fulfillment of our children’s dreams through the many initiatives provided by our Fiji First government. This is also in tune with achieving our longtime dream to create our own knowledge-based Fijian educated society.
Honorable Prime Minister, Sir, we need to affirm that this is not the first time the opposition member of parliament (Mr. Mika Leawere) has unprofessionally attacked our Minister for Education as we have records of his articles in some blog sites and some from the Fijian Teachers Association executives records. Sir, the honorable member of opposition was employed at the Fijian Teachers Association before joining parliament. He created all sorts of problems between the Fijian Teachers Association (FTA) executives and the Ministry of Education and it was also the same member of parliament that brought the executives members of the Fijian Teachers Association (FTA) to present their matanigasau to the Honorable Minister for Education and senior staff of the Ministry earlier this year to try and restore peace between the two organizations that were supposed to be both working in partnership in developing education for all Fijians in Fiji.
The reforms that we have embarked on included the need to support our schools with adequate infrastructure, to ensure best teachers’ delivery and strengthening a comprehensive curriculum content benchmarked alongside some of the best curriculum from around the world but reconsidered and re-contextualized to suit our very local demands and needs; those of our children and our teachers in their classrooms in Fiji today. In the whole reform approach, we have tried as a team in the Ministry of Education to deliver the best education package that this nation has been waiting for, for decades.
Unfortunately Sir, we are facing some old mindsets that are taking time to change but recent monitoring are seeing most of them embracing the reforms and moving forward with a new vision and executing their work to the best of their ability. Many teachers in our nation are still raw in their computer skills and many of our schools still lack needed resources in areas of education technology. Despite the differences that exist, we are trying our best to use technology in our classrooms. The digital learning challenges that we face, in some of our schools, due to zero network access, unreliable energy sources in most of our rural schools and teacher’s lack of exposer to such skills and practices do not defeat our quest to reach the summit of Education technology and enable our teachers and children enjoy it as a reality. The Honorable Minister is with us all the way and he is serious in seeing it through. As your good office may recall, our Ministry has already launched its Digital Literacy Initiative Sir and we look forward with interest that these needs from our teachers and students will soon be adequately addressed.
On a more modern approach to school administration, the Ministry of Education presently boasts about its FEMIS web sites where primary and secondary schools from all around Fiji are enjoying the ease of administering their school reports and monthly absence returns through the internet. In addition, the Ministry and the Consultants are further perfecting its latest electronic pages for better monitoring of school supplied text books, monitoring of students’ attendance, the recent progress of Literacy and Numeracy assessment results and many more. It is also interesting to note that teachers are adhering to reporting templates and reporting processes using the internet. They are learned and are now e-mailing from their schools to the Ministry through their individual district educational offices from our nine education districts. Sir, these were unknown and unpractical in the past but are possible today from schools with just a click of a button.
Honorable Prime Minister, Sir, our post processing system before was riddled with unprofessional gaps that was breeding corruptible practices within our Ministry for many years and could provide any senior officer of the Ministry to be biased in an appointment of an officer to a position. The previous system used to be abused by the Union reps and even some previous senior staffs of the Ministry of Education. The Honorable Minister for Education, Dr Mahendra Reddy introduced a more professional, sensible and reliable post processing system that specifically included the demarcated roles in appointment, of the Permanent Secretary, with the concurrence of the Hon. Minister for Education as provided within our constitution.
Unfortunately Sir, some teachers who were used to the corrupt and unprofessional approaches before thought they could just win confirmation to a position for being a yaqona mixer and server at one of our teacher union Headquarters. The Ministry of Education has gotten rid of such practices as this is seen as unprofessional and full of nepotism. We are thankful to the Honorable Minister for Education for encouraging all senior staff to be professional in addressing matters on promotion of teachers and reiterated that teachers appointed ought to be the best out of all applicants. They ought to be the most meritorious, qualified and experienced as well as be commended highly from school management boards or their local school committees.
All post processing of teachers are currently addressed using this professional matrix that our new Minister introduced. During the Honorable Minister’s term in office, so far, we at the Ministry have managed to clear overdue appointments that were either four to five years pending. Most teachers continuously act on position without a realistic confirmation for a number of years. This did not only apply to teachers, for it also included senior positions within the Ministry of Education.
The Honorable Minister for Education had also put a stop to continuous old practices of appointing unqualified people in advance to act in certain positions of the Ministry thus he has called that all vacant positions be advertised and the most meritorious person that meets our internal post processing matrix (scores the highest point) be awarded the post.
Finally, Honorable Prime Minister, Sir, certain positions of office within the Ministry require management roles thus the rename to ‘manager’; this also remind holders of such positions that they are to manage the effective processing and delivery of information within the Ministry of Education. This is especially to the office of the Honorable Minister for Education and the administration office of the Permanent Secretary for Education. The fear that these units may think that they are stand-alone units on their own needed to be averted thus reminding them that their office functions is to inform the two high offices of education in our country. The History of the Ministry of Education Honorable Prime Minister Sir, shows that previously, positions or units have been renamed just to depict a much specific identity of the units core function.
In conclusion, Honorable Prime Minister Sir, we recommend that honorable member of opposition, Mikaele Leawere’s letter be disregarded as it holds no water and is erroneous and filled with unsubstantiated facts; only meant to bring disrepute to one of your dedicated, loyal, selfless and hardworking member of parliament, the Honorable Minister for Education, Dr Mahendra Reddy. Sir it is the intention of the Ministry in this letter to set the records straight so as not to allow the public or members of opposition such as Honorable Leawere misinform our highest office of government.
Submitted with Respect
Iowane P Tiko | DCAS & HMEd’s Advisor
Ministry of Education | Waisomo House
Phone: 3314477| 3313050| 8909626|
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
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