EDUCATION Minister Filipe Bole has urged students of Rakiraki and Vatukoula to improve their performance in external examinations.
A government statement said Mr Bole reminded under-performing schools in the area to raise their commitment and dedication to elevate the academic achievement of their schools.
A ministerial team has visited more than 100 schools this year to address the need to improve performance in the Fiji School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) and Fiji Seventh Form Examinations (FSFE).
Mr Bole said teachers needed to increase the pass rate of students in the Form Six and Form Seven external examinations.
"It is my desire to see more students pass and if necessary, all should pass. Students should receive quality education and be thoroughly prepared for examinations, tertiary institution entrance and available vacancies.
"No teacher can teach without a workbook and heads of department (HOD) should ensure department teachers submit their plan a week in advance," he said.
"Planning is an asset in learning and divisional and district education officers are expected to make inspection on the issue in their schools.
"No teacher drinks grog until 3am and walks into the classroom to teach the children without a proper plan. Such behaviour is intolerable and leads to under-performance."
The heads of department in schools have now been empowered with the authority to recommend teachers transfer for non-performance.
"You are the most operative staff members in any school and we expect you to set examples to your teachers and conduct frequent meetings to identify alternatives for high performance in the external examinations."
Secondary schools nationwide have been categorised into under-performing, medium performing and high performing schools according to their academic achievements in 2011.