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Students raise concerns with Attorney-General

Student Council Bodies are not expected to fundraise nor plan any projects for their respective schools. This was advised by the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to the students
23 Mar 2018 10:00
Students raise concerns with Attorney-General
The Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum referring to the Budget Estimate. Photo: DEPTFO

Student Council Bodies are not expected to fundraise nor plan any projects for their respective schools.

This was advised by the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to the students from schools around Suva who gathered at the 2018-2019 Budget Consultation at Suva Grammar School yesterday.

The students asked Mr Sayed-Khaiyum if the Government could assist with grants to support the student councils in projects they had planned for the school.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum reiterated that schools are supposed to look into the school projects such as upgrades and refurbishments and not the student council.

He said grants are given to schools each year, to support the school with their various projects.

Meanwhile, students also called on the Attorney-General to look into implementing programmes for trainee teachers and business-oriented students to have customer service courses, to have proper teaching techniques, be more vocal and not shy.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said it was important to have teachers who are customer focused.

“Unfortunately, one of the things we tell the staff at the Ministry for Education (MOE) is that our clients are all of you.”

He said the MoE’s clients were the students.

“Unfortunately the MoE staff do not think like that, so the MoE staff who hire teachers must also see the teachers as their clients and look after them.

“So the teachers will get a better state of mind and will teach you well.”

He said if teachers taught the students well then they would provide a good learning environment.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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