Fiji Times Press: What's Your Opinon On Isimeli's Comment Regarding Our British Army Boys.

"E RA ciciva na udolu (na dola) mai kea, ia ra guilecava na milioni e tu yani qo. (They pursue the thousands (of dollars) over there but forget the millions over here."

Isimeli Waibuta Tagicakiverata made the observation yesterday at the veranda of their Painapiu Rd home at Nakasi. He was referring to the countless youngsters who have left our country in pursuit of better paying opportunities overseas, mainly in the British armed forces.

It was not made in a moment of idleness as the subject of unemployed young people all over the country is something this native of Muanaira Village in the district of Vutia if not passionate about, is very interested in.

This Rewa man who has now set his sights firmly on TVET, (technical vocation education and training), began his education at Dilkusha Boys School in Nausori. In 1990 he moved down to the coast of Tailevu where he attended Queen Victoria School for forms Three and Four. For forms Five, Six and Seven, he moved back to Nausori enrolling at Lelean Memorial School.

After Lelean he was offered a scholarship by the Public Service Commission to pursue a bachelor's degree majoring in Education and English at the University of the South Pacific which he attained in 1997.

And it was back to the Nausori area but this time to a different school, Sila Secondary School to be exact, where he spent his next seven years.

While teaching, Isimeli who is a vasu (where his mother is from) of Vabea, Ono in Kadavu was again doing some studies. This time he was after a postgraduate diploma in education which he got in 2000. In 2004 the soft-spoken man had a master's degree in education under his belt.

It would seem the son of a schoolteacher, he is the son of Pita Tagicakiverata, has a destiny to be directly linked to schools or training schools.

Armed with his masters he went to work doing some research for what is now the Fiji National University from 2005 to 2007.

While at FNU Isimeli relates their carrying out three major surveys locally.

The first he says was a training needs assessment in which the survey teams visited 60 villages and talked to 1800 respondents around the country. In another, they spoke with 1000 students who were in Form Seven. For the third they spoke with 200 students who were then in forms Three and Four.

Central to all three surveys was the question of what would students want to be when they had finished their schooling.

In the course of all this, Isimeli and team members found things did not change much. They also found that those who had wanted to be teachers while in Form Three still nurtured that dream in Form Seven.

He also pointed out the survey findings revealed there were some in Form Seven who had not yet decided or given some serious thought as to which career path they would follow.

Isimeli says he and his team visited 40 of the 60 villages that were visited as part of the first survey. He said he was drawn to the plight of school leavers, some of whom had passed their forms Six and Seven examinations but were just idle in the village.

Referring to all the money and time that had been used to send those young unemployed people to school, he yesterday said: "E sa qai dua na lusi levu," (It's a huge waste.)

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Taciqu Wais o koya e vosa tiko qori e vosa tiko baleta ni sa University qualification tiko. Levu vei ira na BA tu qo keimami sega rawa vuli vinaka baleta ni keimami lako mai na matavuvale kavoro se sega ni rawa ka na neimami i tubutubu. E sega vei keimami nai lavo me keimami lisitaka kina na qele ka keimami dau dau beci tu mada ga mai Viti.
Na ka e solia na BA vei keimami vaka kina o kemuni taciqu e sega ni rawa ni solia na matanitu o Viti. Kei na karua e da sa rui lewe levu ka duidui tu na noda taledi kei na veikacivi ni Kalou vei keda yadudua na luvena. So vei keda e sega ni rawata na vakayagataki qele ka rawarawa me mai vakayagataka na nona taledi e na vei trade se taba ni cakacaka e na loma ni mataivale ni Bolatagane. E sega ni rawa ni da Vuniwai kece ka sega ni rawa ni da Lawyer kece ka sa da vakavinavinaka tiko ga vua na Kalou ni dolava tiko e so katuba vei keda na luvena.
Na vakamacala ko e cakava tiko na turaga ni Rewa qori e sega tu ni vaka na turaga e vuli mai na University...Vinaka.

isa tru billy sweet..dua noqu cuz bro e yaco  ga na form 4.. e sasa taka nona lako vei tuakana..na gauna qo sa yabaki 5 tu mai kea...sa gade lesu mai noqu nei....eda duidui ga na tamata. vinka

Tamana e lewe levu e ra qai mai i Amerika, ka so i Ositerelia ka so tale i Niusiladi kei na veivanua tale e so ia e ra vaka e dau dusi tu ga na British Army .....Na cava mada e leqa tiko?? E da lai butakoca tiko na kedra kakana se cava???
So na gauna au sa dau madua sara ga na levu ni vosa, dusi kei na vakalelewa e caka tu mai vei ira na lewe ni BA.
Sobo, vinaka mada ga ni ra sa bau mai vuli vinaka toka na luveda ka da mai cakacaka rawa toka ka da sa veivuke toka yani i Vanua...Io dua mada mai keri Mana.
isa Vinaka vakalevu sara Billy na nomuni nanuma tiko me baleta na ka e tabaki tiko ena noda newspaper mai Viti.Totoka na nomuni vakamacala Bro.

Bula vinaka Wais,au mai vakawilika toka nai ulutaga qoka kau dua vata ena vakasama nei Billy Sweet.Na vura2 qo  e vura2 ni vakasaqaqara.E levu sara na wekaqu voleka era tiko ena British Army kau vakavinavinakataka na kena dola mai na veivuke vei ira.Meda dui vakayagataka na taledi e solia vei keda na KALOU me caka2 taki.Lewe levu sa kacivi,lewe lai2 sa digitaki,o ira ya era sa digitaki me ra laki vakaitavi ki Igiladi.E sega sara na kena dui2 kei ira noda cauravou era laki veiqaravi tu mai Iraki,Lepanoni kei na veivanua era kacivi kina.Vinaka vakalevu.

We are all humans but the talents given to individuals are different. Levu era vinaka vena loma ni classroom ka so era sega. Levu era vinaka by using their hands but some are not. Levu era vinaka both inside the classroom and also outside. Children should set their goal plans when growing up and they have to wrk towards that. Na gauna ni bula vaka i lavo mai nonda ena gauna qo, me ra qai vakacakacaka taki vakacava o ira na sa tu qore mai nakoro. Sa ra vuli vinaka, but sa sega ga na cakacaka.Ke a tiko beka na cakacaka ka me ra sau vinaka talega ke ra a sega ni lako vakaauau na gone ni Viti mera lei lewena na mataivalu ni Peritania. Dua ga na noqu nanuma, koa la na technical vocation education & training qore , me ra qai lei vuli kina o ira na sa tu qore e nakoro so that they can  fall back on when the need arises. Gauna qo sa ra na lako ga na nonda gone vena vi vanua e levu kina na malafi beleta na sau ni bula ena gauna qo sa rui sau levu...sa dri ani!

Well even thou they run after the Thousand of dollars, thousands of them too returned and unfortunately Fiji has thousands of youths unemployed currently now these Ex-BA has joined them as well as, we do not have enough jobs in Fiji.......Now thats something to ponder on and lets hope the next Govt will do something about this.

O au madaga ke soli vei au na digidigi milioni mai viji kei na vanua au sa tu kina qo,au sa digitaka ga na vanua qo...ni vosota ,au qai dau gade tu ga yani.lol

Isa au levu na wekaqu e ra tiko e na british army.Au vakavinavinakataka na comment nei Isimeli ia e sega ni dua e lewa na digidigi ni tamata.Au a dua vei ira au a apply e na british army e na yabaki 2001.Kalouca niu sega ni kila na sala meu muria meu rawata kina na noqu i golegole.Qai va ya ni da kere veivuke yani vana so vei ira na wekada qai kena i sau tu mai "Vakacava ke o lai mate?""Tiko ga i viti,cava mo laki cakava i kea?"Au kerea ga me ra kakua ni vosa vakacacataki o ira na noda gone e ra tiko mai na British Army.Vinaka o koya vosa tiko qori e sa rawata tu na nona masters,e sega ni leqataka tu e dua na ka.Qo e dua na tavalequ e se British Army tiko ga qo ia e rau tu ga i na koro o rau na nona i tubutubu.E sa extendtaka na nodratou vale.E na gauna a gade kina i Viti e na 2009 a talanoataka o koya vei au ni ra basika yani vua e so na tamata koya ra sa sega sara ga ni bau vukei koya se kila me ra laki kere i lavo me i sau ni curucuru nei luvedra.Dua tale na yasana tou leqa tiko kina na kai Viti.Au mada ga na matanitu au tu kina qo au sa bolea meu tu kina me yacova niu retire.Noqu tu i ke au sa butuki America,Guam kei Hawaii.Keu a se tu ga mai Viti sega ni macala au yaco i Amerika se sega.Sa kena levu ga ni cau yani i Marshall Islands qo ..sa dri yani.

Au sigi duavata kei na nona vosa e cavuta sra toka e ra o Mr.Tagicakiverata..."Esa qai dua na lusi levu...( it's a huge waste). Sega ni wasted beleta  parents had done their part but sa mai leka koso  ga nai qila. I got that when I visited villages in the Fiji group few yrs a go whilst wrking in Fiji. Sa dua na ka na noqu dau lomani ira ni u lei cakacaka vi na vikorokoro mai nonda era qai mai wadra tu. Eda rawa ni kila saraga na nondra via lako vena vuli torocake. Levu na tubutubu era tukuna vi au ni sa mai yalani koso ga na vuli beleta ni sa leka na i qila and also the scholarship is given to whom you know and not what you know. Na gauna au sa mai cakacaka kina vena loma ni classroom, au mai sotava talega na leqa gona. Levu na cauravou era sa mai sigi vakaotia na nondra vuli beleta ni sega na sede me soumi kina na curucuru qai va gona there is no scholarship too. Sometimes too I always ask myself, era qai lei cakacaka i vei o ira na gone qo beleta ni sa vaka me ka ladalada tikoga mai na cakacaka.Qore e dua na taro me da toroga na nonda matanitu. Du reica ga, sa ra lei kau mai qore na kui China me ra mai cakacaka. Au marautaka niu dau sara i taba, au sa mai reici ira tu e levu na gone au a vakavulica kau kila talega na vakatagedegede ni nondra kila era sa cakacaka tiko vena Matai valu ni Peritania, so era sa cakacaka sara tiko mai na tabana ni waiwai mai na Emirates, levu era sa tu sara  Australia kei so era sa tiko mai NZ and some are in other parts of the world doing their own thing. Koa na TVET ga gona, me ra se bau solia kina na chance vi ira na gone era vuli vinaka era sa tu qore mai nakoro beleta na vuli tara e dua na ka vinaka I tell you.

I cannot see anything in this Positing(Comment by Isimeli) to say was meant for the Brittish Army Fijian recruits!

 

Na nona vakadidike kei nai otioti nona i yatuvosa(It's a huge waste.) e rawa nida vogolea ki na Matanitu Veiliutaki tiko oqo nei Bainimarama.

E kunea rawa o Isimeli na levu ni Koroi ni Vuli kei na Vuli vinaka era sa tu vakanakoro tu ena gauna edai se sa warai tu ni vakayagataki rawa ena lailai ni cakacaka se sa warai saraga na cakacaka(there is no Employer or Business).

 

E totoka na vakawilika na nona vakadidike ka rawa meda kila kina na levu ni veitikina vakavuli e goleva lesu tale o Isimeli mai na nodra takete(tatadra) na gone ena gauna ni vuli kei na vanua era sa tu kina edai ni sa oti na vuli(reality).

Edua nai wiliwili levu era sa rawata vinaka na takete vakavuli(tatadra) kei na Koroi ni Vuku ia sa warai ga ni vakayagataki rawa tu ka sa ra tu vakanakoro tu me yacova mai edai.

 

Nai otioti ni rua na paragraph e dusia vinaka tiko na vanua au vosa tiko kina qo me vaka oqo ne:

Isimeli says he and his team visited 40 of the 60 villages that were visited as part of the first survey. He said he was drawn to the plight of school leavers, some of whom had passed their forms Six and Seven examinations but were just idle in the village.

Referring to all the money and time that had been used to send those young unemployed people to school, he yesterday said: "E sa qai dua na lusi levu," (It's a huge waste.)

 

Ena dua na yasana kevaka e vosa ko koya me baleti ira na noda gone(Brittish Army) era sa la'ki leqa vakacakacaka baleta na lewacala kei na dokadoka ia ena tikina lailai sara oqo(very minute percetage compared to Fiji school leavers).

E dodonu me dola na matadra na veiliutaki ena noda vanua ka ni Ta-Rua tiko na volavola 'qo ka dusia vinaka sara tikoga na ;

1)leqa mai Bolatagane vei ira na luveda(Brittish Army) kevaka e vosa tiko kina............ kei na

2) lecaika ni veiqaravi vakaveiliutaki vakamatanitu (It's a huge waste).

 

*Na naba rua koya ka bibi cake vei rau.

Mr.Onetime!..do you think the government of the day will give a hoot about that?? They are just thinking of their fat wallets. Parents had done their part...na i lavo e da tukuna tiko kei na cakacaka that is instore for the children.. Eda rawa ni vuli vinaka kece tiko but when there is no money, there is no funny beleta ni levu vi kenda eda via tomana na nonda vuli but sa leka gona nai qila. Me qai kau mai vei? Koa kina talega sa bini tu qore o ira na nonda caurovou kei na gone yalewa vena vi tolo ni gaunisala me rawa kina na bula. Vei ira madaga na qai na lei lewena na matai valu ni Peritania, I always stressed to them to get their certificates/ Diplomas first b4 going away to join beleta o cei e kila ena qai lei aga e na dua na gauna na i vola era kouta voli tiko ani qore.. E na dua na siga ni na qima mai na tiko vena mataivalu era na qai kila me vaka sa da wilika toka qo vena nonda dailies. Au mai wilika sara toka ani colo qo na last wk ni na sigi dua ena exempt taki mai vena vakalailai taki lewe ni mata i valu ni Peritania. Koa kina, me rotou torogi ani na nonda matanitu ke rotou  rawa ni cater for all the school leavers with good educational backgrounds?

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