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Pre-School Education A Serious Platform: Koroivueta

Early Childhood Education is a serious platform in rural Fijian communities today says permanent secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Josefa Koroivueta. He made this remark during the
05 Aug 2017 11:44
Pre-School Education A Serious Platform: Koroivueta

Early Childhood Education is a serious platform in rural Fijian communities today says permanent secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Josefa Koroivueta.

He made this remark during the kindergarten week at Naivucini District School in Naitasiri on Friday.

Mr Koroivueta said the emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adults they will become.

“Understanding why you need to invest in very young children is important,” Dr Koroivueta said.

“From Government’s perspective, it is very much about the future of the country,” he said.

“All the policies of Government are focused on building the future of Fiji and Government’s policies focus a lot on education in ensuring a highly educated Fijian society by making access to education easier, whether it be through free bus fare, free text books, free tuition, or free weetbix and milk for infant students in schools.

He said we tend to think that these special children cannot be helped and that they are destined to a life of permanent reliance. That is simply not correct.

“There are interventions available that can develop the special abilities of such children to ensure that they are able to live an independent life or at least a life that is not totally dependent.

“So for those parents who may have children living with disabilities, do not be ashamed to seek advice from us or from health officials on how we can help you better take care of your child with special needs”.



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