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EDUCATION Mau Primary to have computer lessons

Computer education was strongly encouraged in primary schools and the grants provided would enable them to buy computers for students’ use FARISHA AHMED SUVA The decision to have students of
10 Mar 2014 10:46

Computer education was strongly encouraged in primary schools and the grants provided would enable them to buy computers for students’ use

FARISHA AHMED
SUVA


The decision to have students of Mau Primary School, Navua, take computer education has been received well by the teachers, students and parents there.
The Minister for Education, Filipe Bole, made the announcement while visiting the school. He said grants were provided for computer education in schools.
He said computer education was strongly encouraged in primary schools and the grants provided would enable them to buy computers for students use.
“Use your grant to purchase computers for your students,” Mr Bole said.
“The grant must be used up before the term ends and must not be saved, hence you should utilise your grant well and improve teaching equipment and resources for students’ learning.”
The school’s headteacher, Lanieta Veitogavi, said the school was very pleased.
“The Mothers’ Club strongly supports their children’s education by providing free lunches for the students and teachers every school day,” she said.
“Everyone is happy that children will now learn computer from a young age and that is wonderful news.”
The school has a roll of 69 students from Year One to Year Eight.
The school also has a kindergarten attached to it and all teachers are provided with quarters on the school’s premises.
The support from villagers of Mau was evident when community members packed the school’s hall for a session with the Ministry of Education’s team.
Meanwhile, the Curriculum Advisory Unit of the Ministry of Education had developed the syllabus and the text book for computer education for primary schools in 2012.
farisha.ahmed@fijisun.com.fj




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