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Teachers Assess Own Performance

September 04
09:17 2014

Education is a vital tool for sustainable livelihood and we will continue to improve the quality of education ensuring that students have access to quality education.

The Ministry of Education’s acting permanent secretary, Basundra Kumar, said this at the review of the Fiji Schoolteachers and Leaders Competency Framework at Marela House, Suva yesterday.

“We thank the Government of Japan and the Japan Funds –in -Trust for funding $131,665.51 towards the review of the two frameworks,” Mrs Kumar said.

“The Fiji Schoolteacher’s Competency Framework was first developed in 2009 and its primary purpose was to enable teachers to self-assess their own performances.”

She said they used four focus areas namely school leadership, students and learning, community and partnership and physical environment and at the end of each year they explored strategies for improvement.

Likewise, Mrs Kumar said the Fiji Schools Leadership Competency Framework was designed for use by all headteachers and principals.

“Their major role is to improve school operations and the teacher standards also need to improve.”

She said this was an effective assessment method that could be used by both leaders and teachers so that sound performance from academic achievements could be derived from students.

The Japanese Ambassador to Fiji, Takuji Hanatani, said in 2011 Fiji had achieved 99 per cent of the universal primary education goal.

“We strongly believe that quality education is the key to nation building,” Mr Hanatani said.

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