A-G: Education Not About Passing Exams, But Gaining Knowledge
Education is not only about passing exams, but about gaining knowledge, says Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
He told students and parents of Sabeto Muslim Primary School that it was equally important for parents to support their children.
He commended the parents and teachers for their hard work and commitment in making children attend schools.
“At most of the prizegivings I have been too, I see only a lot of mothers.
“A lot of the fathers don’t turn up to the prizegiving but it is very important that both parents support the child,” he said during the school prizegiving in Nadi yesterday.
“You may not necessarily know what they are studying but the fact that if you encourage them to learn about it or you provide them with the right environment and you do not necessarily snap at them but talk to them with a lot of love and affection and kindness will encourage them to be at school and learn themselves.”
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum also pointed out that no school was any less important than any other even though the school was small or in the interior of Fiji or on an island.
“Every single school in Fiji is important to the Government.
“And this is why the Fijian Government has made education free right from primary school, now early childhood education and now all the way up to high school.”
He said it was important for all of us to place, in particular as parents, the emphasis that is required on education.
“The pursuit of knowledge, pursuit of information is a value that we must stick to right up to the day we die,” the A-G said.
“What we are doing now is we are investing in our children, we are asking the parents to provide the right environment for them.”
Edited by Naisa Koroi