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Students, Parents Urged To Be More Responsible

“During school hours, we expect teachers and school management to ensure the safety of students,” said the minister.
24 Feb 2022 12:20
Students, Parents Urged To Be More Responsible
School students heading to vehicle area of the Suva Bus Station on February 21, 2022. Photo: Leon Lord

The Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts is disappointed with the brawl that occurred between students at the Suva Bus Stand last Friday.

This comes after a video of the incident put out on social media last Saturday was brought to the ministry’s attention.

Minister for Education, Heritage, and Arts, Premila Kumar said there was zero tolerance for this kind of behaviour among students and that in addition to supervision by teachers, parental responsibility plays a big part in preventing such incidents.

“During school hours, we expect teachers and school management to ensure the safety of students,” said the minister.

“At the same time, parents also bear the responsibility of teaching their children to not engage in behaviour that puts them and others in harm’s way, tarnishing the image of their respective schools and communities, and potentially spoiling their future.

“Please guide them, so they make the right choices during such situations and teach them that violence is never the answer.

“Once again, I would like to request teachers and parents to take responsibility during such times and help keep our children safe.”

The minister urged students to refrain from reckless behaviour that endangers their safety and the safety of others.

Education is an entire community effort and all parties must play their role in moulding our future generations.

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