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Teachers’ Perspiration

Fijian Teachers Association was taken aback when Monika Vakalalabure, a member of Suva South, raised her concerns regarding the Ministry of Education Circular 25/15 dated April 22, 2015 on the
02 May 2015 09:42
Teachers’ Perspiration
Fijian Teachers Association members (from left) Monika Vakalalabure, Makereta Cabebula, Sinate Vosavakadua and Newa Wati during 81 annual delegates conference for FTA yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

Fijian Teachers Association was taken aback when Monika Vakalalabure, a member of Suva South, raised her concerns regarding the Ministry of Education Circular 25/15 dated April 22, 2015 on the subject: Teacher’s Perspiration.

“It is very embarrassing that something as such has been highlighted publicly through the media and cluster us to be teachers with a bad odour which made students refrain from asking questions to avoid close interaction with certain teachers because of foul odour,” Ms Vakalalabure said.

The FTA released a note stating that the media has publicised this without ascertaining the facts, and had chosen to highlight this issue in its attempt to embarrass and humiliate the teachers.

It is very discouraging for all who had sacrificed their time to educate the children of this country.

The association stated it was common knowledge that the MoE circulars were for professional policy issues only.

This issue and any other printed document is available to the public, on the Ministry of Education website.

The Association further stated that the Permanent Secretary, who is in charge here, cannot be exonerated, and they were demanding an explanation from the ministry.

When queried on the matter Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy simply said the association should come and see them on the issue.

Feedback: shreeti.prasad@fijisun.com.fj

 



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