Letters To The Editor, January 5th 2017

Education and Our Future Shivneel Chandra, Tavua Education in this era is clearly and directly focused on the needs of a child and enabling him or her to earn adequately
05 Jan 2018 16:16
Letters To The Editor, January 5th 2017

Education and Our Future

Shivneel Chandra, Tavua

Education in this era is clearly and directly focused on the needs of a child and enabling him or her to earn adequately and take responsibility of the family in adult life. Undoubtedly, an educated society is one of the essential tools of breaking the shackles of poverty.

As such the best Government of the day has implemented the free education system since 2014 which has greatly provided access to education for all children regardless of their economic backgrounds.

Furthermore, the Government’s step of providing free education to all students from early childhood to the secondary levels has largely improved the literacy rate of our country. Mostly all children were and now would be going to school happily as the transportation, textbooks and tuition costs are funded by the Government.

As a result, the burdens from the parents’ shoulders are shared by today’s Government which has increased their ability of satisfying their basic needs.

Also with more funds allocated, schools are able to utilise appropriate learning resources such as computers and the internet which has enhanced the teaching and learning process.

The dream of the country’s leaders of having an educated society, in our small island nation is an apt one and the government has played it’s part by implementing certain supportive approaches which is a great investment in young people and now the honour lies in the hands of the students to study hard and become capable of providing back to our beautiful country, Fiji.

Finally, I as a student thank the Government for all the life changing assistance to thousands of children in Fiji.

Military Tattoo

Avesi Kalokalo, Ba

On December 23 I watched on television the replay of the Fiji Military Tattoo, held at the ANZ stadium. It was impressive and flawless and every Fijian who watched this performance would definitely be proud of our armed and defence forces.

A particular segment that caught my attention was the martial arts display and the use of swords.

I hereby offer my suggestion to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces if they could learn the use of our own traditional weaponry and form of warfare (for display purposes only of course).

It is understood that martial arts and the eastern oriental self-defence mechanism has proven to be effective and universally standardised.

Nevertheless, we are ever- borrowing foreign concepts and lest we forget how equally formidable our ancient Bati’s were. Archived eye witnessed accounts from early Europeans describe how terrifyingly accurate our predecessors used different war clubs on foes whether near or at a distance during combat.

This would also keep buoyant our traditions and culture in an IT/tech era that is globalising at a rapid rate. Lest we forget.

Technology; gift or curse

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

It’s about time we ask ourselves if technology is sapping children’s creativity.

It wasn’t long ago when parents were talking about how much TV kids should watch.

Now here we are in the midst of a technology revolution that is happening so fast we can barely keep up with the number of devices available to kids.

There has not been time to reflect on how this cascading influx of technology is affecting our children or to study the potentially far ranging influence it is having on them.

Remember that kids will grow socially and emotionally by interacting with us and through direct experiences with others.

The fact that parents today have the option of so much technology can seem like it is both a gift and a curse.

Market Road

Narayan Reddy, Lautoka

In reply to a letter regarding the cleaning of the so-called Sukunivalu Road Market, I would like to inform the learned writer that the early morning cleanup is done on a voluntary basis.

I am the contractor that you may have referred to. I am part of a group that do community work and I would like to invite you to come and help us as we clean other parts of Lautoka on a regular basis. It’s all about civic pride!

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