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Ministry to Assist in Upgrade of St Theresa Primary School and College

I would like to reassure the school management committee that we will try and assist as much as we can to improve the school environment,” she said.
10 Dec 2021 11:47
Ministry to Assist in Upgrade of St Theresa Primary School and College
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Premila Kumar (first from left) during her visit to St Theresa Primary School and College at Bemana, Nadroga on December 7, 2021.

The Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts will be providing more assistance towards the improvement of St Theresa Primary and College in Bemana, Nadroga.

Minister Premila Kumar assured the school management of this while commissioning the new teachers’ quarters on Tuesday.

Every year the Government spends a large sum of money towards the education sector.

“I would like to reassure the school management committee that we will try and assist as much as we can to improve the school environment,” she said.

“I have seen the condition of the school and some of the classrooms because I wanted to see what the situation is, so that we can have a very meaningful discussion with the school management committee and the heads of schools in finding a way forward.

“The Government’s investment is substantial because we want to provide equal opportunities to all Fijians, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, socio economic status, or geographic location.

She added that there was a bid to keep school well resourced in order to ease the burden off the shoulders of those who run the schools.

 

Don’t lose focus, students urged

Ms Kumar urged the Year 12 and 13 students to continue with their focus on studies despite their education being affected in the last two years.

“We can understand the dilemma or you can say the confusion or uncertainty that comes to the mind of our young people,” she said.

“You may be stressed out about what will happen to you because some of you will be sitting for your Year 12 and 13 exams. I want to encourage you to continue your focus on your studies.

“The teachers are there to assist you. Make sure that it is a do-or-die situation.”

She also requested the school management, parents, guardians, the head of schools and teachers to find out why some students had not returned to school.

“Talk it over and try to get these students back into the classroom. That’s where they belong. Do not leave them at home; we’ve all got to help the child to come back to school.”

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