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16,337 Students Sit For Year 8 Exams: Reddy

It is important to pay the highest level of attention to our childrens needs during the external examination: Education Minister The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy yesterday
03 Oct 2016 10:51
16,337 Students Sit For Year 8 Exams: Reddy

It is important to pay the highest level of attention to our childrens needs during the external examination: Education Minister

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy yesterday conveyed his best wishes to the 16,337 pupils who are sitting for their external examinations.

The Fiji Year 8 Examination in 704 exam centres is set for today and tomorrow.

The examinable subjects taught in Year 8 are: English, Mathematics, Basic Science, Healthy Living, Social Science and Vernacular subjects which include Vosa Vaka-Viti, Hindi, Urdu and Rotuman.

There are 61 centres in the Ba/Tavua District, 110 in the Eastern Division, 65 in Cakaudrove District, 79 in Lautoka/Nadi/Yasawa District, 95 in Bua/Macuata District, 60 in Nadroga/Navosa District, 39 in Ra District, 116 in Nausori District and 79 in Suva District.

Mr Reddy has called on all stakeholders especially, parents and guardians to safeguard the interests of the children.

“It is important to pay the highest level of attention to our children’‟s needs during the External Examination Period; this is when they would need a lot of support from parents and guardians. Ensure that your child has got all the needed stationery and resources for the exams,” Mr Reddy said.

“The Bainimarama Government has committed to pledge more and more investment in education for all Fijian children.

“This is the greatest priority of the Government of the Day. With Free Education initiative we have achieved a milestone achievement for our country and I am sure all children are thoroughly benefitting from this.

“We also re-introduced the Year 8 Examination and know full well that all children are looking forward to this. After the results are out, there will be bigger decisions to make and I am again confident that you will embrace the challenges and continue to work hard and succeed, just as we want you to.”

Mr Reddy urged all students in the cyclone ravaged zones to display the same dedication and prove that “you are stronger than Winston”.

 

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