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Parents To Sign Childs School Conduct Form

From next year the Ministry of Education will require each child’s parents to sign a student’s conduct form when the child is admitted into a school. The Education Minister, Dr
23 Nov 2014 10:17
Parents To Sign Childs School Conduct Form
The Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy after the budget announcement in Parliament yesterday. Photo: Rama

From next year the Ministry of Education will require each child’s parents to sign a student’s conduct form when the child is admitted into a school.

The Education Minister, Dr Mahendra Reddy, revealed on FBC TV’s Aaina show that his ministry is forming a committee in every division in Fiji to provide awareness on this.

The committee, he said, would comprise their substance abuse rep, a social welfare rep, a Police rep and a community member to be selected by the head teachers and principals.

Dr Reddy said these committees would address students every month effective in all schools from next year.

“On the day of enrollment they will tell the parents the parental responsibility. It’s about a page. Every student who will be admitted, their parents will sign on the conduct of their student. If the student breaks the rules they will be dealt with. They will be given first and second warning letters and if they don’t improve they will be suspended and even then if they don’t improve they will be terminated,” Dr Reddy said.

He said every parent would be required to sign this form before their child was admitted into the school.

Laselase, Sigatoka villager Vilisi Naulu, 52 said there was a need for this to be done because it would help improve the behaviour of children in schools.

“It will assist the students a lot because when they know the condition of us signing the form they will know the right thing to do,” Mrs Naulu said.

Vunavutu, Sigatoka villager Navau Qumu, 47, thanked the ministry for coming up with the new initiative.

This, she said would boost the student’s performance in schools.

“Since we are not able to carry out corporal punishment in schools, this is a good and one of the best ways we can teach them what they should do and what not to do,” she said.

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