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Disaster awareness to be part of curriculum

Nanise Loanakadavu
Monday, January 21, 2013

AN emergency and disaster awareness curriculum is being prepared by the Ministry of Education and will be implemented this year.

Acting Minister for Education Commander Viliame Naupoto revealed this at the weekend with schools in the Yasawa Group being the first to pilot it.

"This is the first time that the emergency curriculum will be implemented and schools such as Bukama Village School in the Yasawas will be one of the first to use it," Commander Naupoto said.

The curriculum has been a result of natural disasters, which have become a norm now for the country.

It has also been developed over the years and Commander Naupoto said it would be helpful during times of natural disasters.

Meanwhile, he reiterated the need for parents to send their children to school from the first day. "I request parents to please send your children to school from the first day of the year," Commander Naupoto urged.

"Government together with donor agencies and international partners are working round-the-clock to make sure that schools are ready for the new year and parents must play their part in sending their children to school from the first day of the year."

School will start tomorrow and even though repair works are being carried out, provisions and arrangements have been made so that students' education is not affected.


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