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Education Minister: Less Female Teachers Hold Leadership Positions

“We have 31 per cent Male teachers teaching in Primary and Secondary schools and most of them (73 per cent) hold leadership positions. So why are female teachers not holding the position of Heads of Schools?
15 Mar 2022 11:59
Education Minister: Less Female Teachers Hold Leadership Positions
Minister for Education, Premila Kumar.

The Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts conducted a online survey in October 2021, specifically targeting female teachers in Primary and Secondary schools all over Fiji.

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Premila Kumar said the purpose of the survey was to find out why women did not apply for leadership posts in schools and what could be done to change that.

She said the data highlighted 69 per cent (or 8970) of teachers in Primary and Secondary schools are female but only 27 per cent of female teachers held leadership positions as heads of schools.

“We have 31 per cent Male teachers teaching in Primary and Secondary schools and most of them (73 per cent) hold leadership positions. So why are female teachers not holding the position of Heads of Schools?

“We need more women in positions of leadership in schools.

“In the near future, I expect to see more women in school leadership positions, based on merit, which means that women competing for leadership positions must meet the qualifications,” she said.

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