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Minister Warns Teachers On Corporal Punishment Rule

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar yesterday warned teachers the ministry would come down hard on corporal punishment in schools. She said this while officiating at the
25 Nov 2014 07:52
Minister Warns Teachers On Corporal Punishment Rule
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar (left), with Nasinu Muslim College dux Awez Khan. Photo: Zafiya Shamim

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar yesterday warned teachers the ministry would come down hard on corporal punishment in schools.

She said this while officiating at the Nasinu Muslim College’s prizegiving ceremony in Nasinu yesterday.

Ms Akbar also warned students of their responsibilities saying:  “Students, whilst you have your rights, please remember that those rights come with responsibilities,” Ms Akbar said.

She said students must respect their teachers and work hard to excel in their studies.

“To grow up to be good citizens, one doesn’t only need education but the values as well.”

Award winners:
– English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics: Awez Khan
– Accounting, Economics: Muzammil Ali
– Computer: Krishneel Kishun Gopal
– Agriculture: Hannah Nisha
– Geography: Shigufa Shainaz
– Home Economics: Ziyana Khan
– Introduction to Technology: Rukshad Ali
– Urdu: Ashiana Ali
– Dux: Awez Khan
– Headgirl: Ziyana Khan
– Headboy: Awez Khan

Ms Akbar said teachers, parents, schools and the society should instill those values in them enabling them to grow up as worthwhile human beings who would contribute to the future.

Meanwhile Zafia Farneez Mohammed was overwhelmed with emotions after winning seven awards during their prizegiving yesterday.

The Year 12 student was awarded for getting highest marks in Economics and Accounting. She also scooped the Student of the Year Award, 100 Per Cent Attendance Award, Best Islamiyat Student, the first prize in Year 12B and the National English Oratory Winner Award.

“I’m determined in my studies and I will continue to work hard and make my parents proud,” Zafia said.

“My teachers and parents have helped me a lot and they have always encouraged me to give my best. I want to be an economist later in life.”

Her mother, Rameeza Rukshana, said they were very proud of her daughter.

Feedback:  zafiya.shamim@fijisun.com.fj

 



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