Very best wishes to the Fiji students sitting their Class Eight examinations today usually referred to as FEYE. Yesterday they sat for Social Science, English and Fijian/Hindi/Urdu. Today they will do their papers in Mathematics, Basic Science and Health Education. It's tough for 13 year olds to have this stress and the exam is being fazed out so this is the final FEYE. Also the Fiji Junior will be razed out (at Form 4 level), although there needs to be some system of encouraging excellence and comparing school results. What about studies in agriculture, home maintenance, etc.? Is the Fiji school syllabus really suitable for Fiji children? Over fifteen thousand students are sitting for the FEYE today, so good luck boys and girls.
Today, a Fiji Times journalist writes:
A total of eight subjects will be examined and students take a minimum of five and a maximum of six subjects. Marks are aggregated for English plus the best four subjects.The results of this examination are expected to be released sometimes at the end of October. This is the final year in which FEYE will feature as a public examination.