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Students opt to retake biology exam

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, January 17, 2013

students of Labasa Sangam College are opting to retake their exam papers as they run out of options.

Protesting party representative Rajesh Lal said they were desperate about their children's future and were willing to take the Ministry of Education's offer for the students to take the biology exam again.

"We have forwarded a fax to the acting Minister for Education's office to plead with him for our children's future to be taken into consideration and if they could give them the option of re-sitting the paper," said Mr Lal. "We are desperate for our children and we know that our young ones have dreams and targets to achieve, therefore, we seek the ministry's understanding in recognising these dreams and help our children to achieve them by taking the exam again.

"We cannot turn back time but we seek the ministry's understanding and co-operation since we have no other option. There are students among the group who want to become doctors and enter the medical field and this will be their only chance to prove their worth."

Acting Minister for Education Commander Viliame Naupoto said the only choice offered to the students were to take the biology exam this year.

"There will be no special sitting for the 11 students to address their plight, we are only offering the normal procedure where students who are not satisfied with their results for a subject can resit that paper," he said.


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