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Use Grants Well, School Leaders Urged

School managements have been urged to use the grants provided by the Ministry of Education to the maximum so they can reap wholesome benefits. The call came from the Director
23 Sep 2018 12:26
Use Grants Well, School Leaders Urged
From left: Namaka Public School president Penisoni Narube, Reverend Dau Nakamakama, Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts Director Primary Education Hem Chand and head teacher Subramani Krishna during the ground-breaking ceremony at Namaka Public School on September 21, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

School managements have been urged to use the grants provided by the Ministry of Education to the maximum so they can reap wholesome benefits.

The call came from the Director Primary Education, Hem Chand, while officiating at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Nam­aka Public School multipurpose hall last Friday.

“Looking at the support the Gov­ernment is providing, excellent support is given to all the schools and we want holistic development to take place,” he said.

“The ministry’s work is to pro­vide teachers and the grant. We want the schools to use the grant to the maximum, therefore this man­agement and its visionary leaders is very good.”

Mr Chand said during times when the weather did not permit children to go out to the ground they could make use of the multi­purpose hall for sports.

He said the development was mandatory for big schools such as Namaka Public School, which had a roll almost reaching 1000 stu­dents.

“We want all the students to de­velop in all areas. My message to all the other schools, especially large schools in urban areas is if they can come up with the multi-purpose halls it’s good,” Mr Chand said.

“This hall can be use for different purposes and so they are planning to have the awards here.

“At times it’s hot in the class­rooms they can move to the mul­tipurpose hall because effective teaching learning can only take place if the environment is good for teaching and learning.”

School headteacher Subrama­ni Krishna said the project was planned a few years ago.

“In that multipurpose hall there will be two classrooms. One will be the library and the other one will be the computer lab,” he said.

“We are very pleased to see the school will have the multi-purpose hall ready by November 1 this year.”

Meanwhile, NPS scored the high­est pass rate in the Fiji Eighth Year Examination last year with 99 per cent.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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