Reddy's brother Dharmendra has been promoted as an acting Head Teacher 3C post at A D Primary School; he was just a 6A officer - a jump of more than 15 steps while there were capable candidates for the post! The main contender Mani Naicker, the assistant head teacher, was expected to be given the Head Teacher's post
One Govind Padayachi, who was an election campaigner for Reddy appointed assistant principal of Suva Sangam High School. The post processing unit at the MOE hasn't decided on this post. Padayachi was seen campaigning for Reddy all over Fiji. A failed head of department at MGM High School who was transferred to A G High School after complaints by students and school management.
After the election Reddy transferred Padayachi back to MGM. Now Padayachi starts as assistant principal of Suva Sangam School. There are other senior teachers at Suva Sangam who have been overlooked. Padayachi is also on the school committee of Suva Sangam High School.
Reddy rewarding his brother and his friends while deserving teachers overlooked. Worst, he tells recent teacher graduates to go and find jobs elsewhere: "We did not tell them to go and do this program and we will provide you with a job."
He made the statement during an interview with the newspaper yesterday.
He said those who did not have a new post might have to look for a new job or wait for another two months or more.
"There are thousands of graduates who are coming out from universities. How can we guarantee them all a job? It's either they wait for two months or they go ahead and look for new jobs," Dr Reddy said.
"They will have to wait until vacancies arrive."
He said he was quite disappointed with some new recruits as they were relying on the ministry to provide everything for them.
"They can't rely on us to provide them with a job each.
"They will have to look for it themselves.
"We did not tell them to go and do this program and we will provide you with a job."
Dr Reddy said their focus was towards 2009 graduates who were still unemployed.
He said those who were on the waiting list and without posts were the ones who did not do well at university. Source: Fiji Times, 9 February 2009