Education

Forum discusses late arrival of teachers

Late arrival of teachers to school was one of the issues raised by participants at the education consultation forum in the north last week. Addressing the issue, Education Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy explained that the principals and the Head Teachers had the authority to talk to these teachers and that parents must take this up […]

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January 11, 2016 12:20 pm

Late arrival of teachers to school was one of the issues raised by participants at the education consultation forum in the north last week.

Members of the public that were part of the educational reforms consultations in Labasa. PHOTO: DEPTFO
Members of the public that were part of the educational reforms consultations in Labasa.
PHOTO: DEPTFO

Addressing the issue, Education Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy explained that the principals and the Head Teachers had the authority to talk to these teachers and that parents must take this up to the school heads.

Dr Mahendra Reddy has also urged teachers and school heads to raise their concerns and issues straight to the head office and to the proper authorities to avoid unnecessary confusion.

Attended by more than 400 people, the forum took views and ideas from its key stakeholders to implement reforms in the education sector.

Macuata District Representative Peni Donu acknowledged the initiative taken by the education ministry to hold a forum where the voices of ordinary Fijians were heard.

I believe that there should be yearly forums or consultations of such to be held in every division, so that we can also give the Ministry feedback on what we think of the reforms.

School Manager Eroni Tabakece of Ratu Luke Secondary said he was glad to attend a forum which discussed reforms put in place by government as many who lived in rural areas had not understood the new reforms.

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Hon. Mahendra Reddy at the Education reforms consultations held in Labasa. PHOTO: DEPTFO.
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Hon. Mahendra Reddy speaking at the Education reforms consultations held in Labasa.
PHOTO: DEPTFO.

Dr Reddy said the reforms were needed to raise the benchmark of the education system and improve efficiency of service delivery.

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