Letters To The Editor 1st July, 2021

Thank You, Fiji Sun Imi Waqa, Suva I would like to thank the Fiji Sun for publishing the worksheet for our students this year. I say thank you because: Last
01 Jul 2021 17:53
Letters To The Editor 1st July, 2021
Theresa Ledua, 9, Kristelle Tuitoga, 9, Shanique Tuitoga, 10, and Sainiana Vesikula, 9, utilising the Ministry of Education literacy and numeracy lift out in the Fiji Sun at their home in Nadawa on June 30, 2021. Photo: Leon Lord.

Thank You, Fiji Sun

Imi Waqa, Suva

I would like to thank the Fiji Sun for publishing the worksheet for our students this year.

I say thank you because:

  1. Last year, not all students who returned to classes had a worksheet with them.
  2. Not all families have laptops, touch screen phones or TV sets.
  3. Some of them do not have data or internet connectivity to download the many worksheets or Learning HUB app.
  4. Not all areas in Fiji have internet connectivity; and
  5. Even drawing the diagram from the phone or laptop to the A4 paper or book was a bit difficult for Year 1 worksheet, like how my Year 1 niece experienced.

Furthermore, with the Fiji Sun publishing them, the students can access them by just spending a dollar or more.

Can you imagine the time spent and expenses to get these worksheets printed?

Writing down the worksheets as well can get boring for the students too.

Now, parents and guardians around the country will have the opportunity to spend time with their children doing the school activities, compliments of a newspaper. Vinaka Fiji Sun.

Also, kudos to the People’s Republic of China Embassy here in Fiji for your gracious support. Not forgetting the Ministry of Education, as well.



Thumbs Up For Worksheets

Mesake Saqa, Nabua

Thank you, Fiji Sun, for doing a great public service to us parents nationwide.

Your efforts have made it easier for parents, especially in the rural areas, who are unable to access the worksheets (let alone print them), for their children.

I am sure many children around the country today will be doing these worksheets as we speak. And I am sure they will be looking forward to more.

As a grandparent, my grandchildren were more than pleased about catching up on some school activities.

Thank you to the Ministry of Education and the People’s Republic of China for making this happen.



Great Initiative

Premila Prasad, Suva

Thank you, Fiji Sun, for the extra learning materials in the newspaper.

Now this is a great example of going above and beyond to assist students.

We all know that many parents can buy extra books for their children to help them with extra learning.

Now, similar extra learning materials are provided for $1!

I applaud this initiative and look forward to seeing more of this.



Grateful Parents

Emele Vakarau, Suva

This is such a good initiative and we as parents are grateful.

With the COVID-19 restrictions in place, some parents do not have access to the internet, let alone printing.

Having the worksheets available as inserts is a great solution which I believe will give our children that push that they need since they have been away from school for an exceptionally long time.



Kudos Fiji Sun

Jessica Sharma, Suva

My nephew who is in kindergarten was happily attempting the worksheets for Year 1 in Fiji Sun.

It kept him busy for an hour and was a good bonding exercise for us.

Thank you, Fiji Sun, for this. Will save his handiwork for many years to come.



Bubble Trouble

Prameeta, Suva

We as a nation are into round two of the COVID-19 pandemic seeing loss of jobs, lives and an increase in domestic violence.

Protocols have been put in place to control the spread of the virus, yet we hear of daily violations.

The emphasis on getting vaccinated and of wearing a mask when out of the house and avoiding social or religious gatherings has been on-going via the media daily.

Even a curfew has been put in place for movement restrictions, but we hear of regular perpetrators breaching the curfew.

All these general and personal hygiene protocols should not only be practised when out in public but should begin at home!

Covering one’s cough or sneeze and thorough washing of hands at all required intervals and non-sharing of utensils.

What guarantee is there of safety if these protocols are not followed within the walls and among the people that you live with?

Irrespective of relations bacteria exists in every person which our systems cannot always resist.

If the protocols are not adhered to, one need not step out of one’s bubble.

The trouble can begin in your own bubble.

Safety and practice begin at home.

Regular practice leads to habituality!

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj



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