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New Information System Launched

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy yesterday launched the Fiji Education Management Information System (FEMIS) at Annesly Methodist Infant School in Toorak, Suva, yesterday. “The new information
16 Sep 2015 20:13
New Information System Launched
Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy launches a new Education information system at Annesly Methodist Infant School in Suva yesterday. Photo: Luisa Qiolevu

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy yesterday launched the Fiji Education Management Information System (FEMIS) at Annesly Methodist Infant School in Toorak, Suva, yesterday.

“The new information system will help teachers get exam papers without any hassle, and even save time,” he said.

Director Exams Seci Waqabaca said the new system would reduce time in waiting for exam papers to reach schools and help minimise leakage of exam papers as experienced in the past.

“Only school headteachers are allowed to get exam papers from FEMIS, but only eligible to download, store and print only once and not more as the system will no longer have any history of downloads,” Mr Waqabaca said.

“This new system applies to schools that can get easy access to internet and the ones who don’t will have to get printed copies of exam papers from the Ministry.”

Mr Waqabaca said head of schools were only given four days to download, store and print.

“Exam papers for students of Year 6, 7, 9 and Year 11 will be receiving their papers through FEMIS,” he said.

Mr Reddy urges students to speak up against suicide and be part of the awareness on stopping suicide in Fiji today because it had become a national issue.

“The issue of suicide is a national issue now and the whole country should be informed of this issue and that is why we have put Friday 18, September for students to be part of the awareness and perform few activities in schools based on family and what could lead them to suicide or how will they be affected by suicide. In this way, both parents and child will learn on how to stop suicide,” he said.

Mr Reddy said students would be addressed during school assemblies and classes while prefects would be assigned to move around and check on any possible sign or actions of suicide in school.

“We came up with this idea because students are not standing up against suicide and we need students to speak up,” he said.

Feedback:  luisa.qiolevu@fijisun.com.fj

 

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