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Reddy: Students Must Focus On Their Studies

  Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy is urging students to focus on their studies in response to the high rate of teenage pregnancy. He said this after the Fiji Sun
30 Jul 2016 10:26
Reddy: Students Must Focus On Their Studies
Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy.

 

Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy is urging students to focus on their studies in response to the high rate of teenage pregnancy.

He said this after the Fiji Sun informed him about the number of teenage pregnancy cases recorded by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services this year.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services recorded a total of 559 cases of teenage pregnancy in the country from January to May this year.

“My message to students is they should remain focused in their studies and once they are able to complete their Primary, Secondary and university education, then opportunities of the whole world will be within their reach,” he said.

“They should not get carried away by those corrupt elements in the society, whose only objective is to take advantage of our young and vulnerable and then discard them.”

Mr Reddy has urged parents and community leaders to actively mentor and supervise children. He also urged them and teach children about values, virtues and to remain focused in their studies.

“Their need now is more than ever and they must rise and step in to protect our children as they face numerous challenges and threats from all sorts of information which they are bombarded with,” he said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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