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Village ban playtime

Avinesh Gopal
Saturday, March 19, 2011

A VILLAGE has imposed a ban on play time of schoolchildren to ensure they concentrate on their studies during the week.

Schoolchildren living in Namatakula village in Nadroga are not allowed to play after 6pm, during weekdays.

Namatakula Village headman Jovilisi Natoya said he personally walked around the village after 6pm to ensure the new regulation was being adhered to.

"We have a rule that no children should be seen playing after 6pm during school days," he said.

"This is to ensure that the children concentrate on their studies instead of wasting time playing during the evenings.

"I go around the village every evening to check, and if any child is caught playing after 6pm, then my role as the village headman is to chase them home.

"I start checking from the seaside and then to the village grounds and in some cases, children run away when they see me coming."

Mr Natoya said the decision to ban schoolchildren from playing after 6pm was made at a village meeting.

He said the playing ban was in place for children attending primary and secondary schools.

"It's okay for them to play after 6pm during the weekends but during school days, all children must be done playing by 6pm," said Mr Natoya.


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