A-G: Information Sharing Is Important For Early Childhood Education
The Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has highlighted the need for information and knowledge sharing amongst pre-schools for a quality Early Childhood Education (ECE).
He said this during the graduation ceremony at Lil Champs Preschool and Daycare on Thursday at the Fiji National University auditorium, Nadi.
“We want to make sure that everybody gets excess to free education,” he said.
“We need to share the type of information, and the type of knowledge sharing which I think is very critical.
“I want to basically highlight to you the importance of the Fijian Government place on Education. Education is very pivotal and we see that as the major investment.
“As you know, about two or three years ago we announced the fact that from now on, Primary school and high school will completely free.
“And of course from this year’s budget, we said that the Early Childhood Education grant will increase also significantly compared to what it was.”
He also brought to light issues faced by many children in Fiji in the past for whom education remained a dream.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum spoke of some instances where children even revealed that they hid from the school heads because they could not pay their fees.
“This was one of the realities that existed previously, and this is what we had wanted to overcome and indeed we have overcome.”
He further encouraged parents to allow their children to pursue their dreams.
“One message I have for the parents – please let the children pursue their dreams, let them pursue exactly what they want to do and the dream they want to pursue,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.
11 kindergarteners graduated from Lil Champs Preschool were dressed smartly to receive their certificates.
Edited by Ranoba Baoa