Asylum seekers to receive education at Nauru

Asylum seekers to receive education at Nauru

The Federal Government says asylum seekers who are sent to Nauru and Manus Island for processing under new Government legislation, will have access to training courses and pastoral care, while all children will be sent to school.

The first stage of the offshore processing agreement is likely to begin this week, with the official documents passing through the lower house yesterday and expected to pass through the Senate today.

Details of the arrangements have shown all children at Nauru will either go to local schools or receive schooling from education contractors

Training courses will also be offered to all adult asylum seekers and residents of Nauru by the Salvation Army.

Meanwhile the Australian Army is frantically finishing the tent city on Nauru for the arrival of asylum seekers this week.

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has confirmed asylum seekers will be living in the tents for six motnhs, while the permanant buildings finish being constructed.

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