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Students in the sun

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, February 07, 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about how students in some Labasa schools stand or sit in the sun while their teachers shelter in the shade during school assemblies and other special functions.

The situation has prompted a group of parents to call on the school management to build halls or resort to other alternatives for students during such functions.

Parent Shalend Kumar said it was sad to see Year One students standing in the sun during assemblies.

"We really feel for the students when we walk past a school and see them standing in the hot sun while teachers sit on the verandah," he said.

"We don't really know how long they stand for but it's something that the school managements need to seriously look into.

"Some students might not have the strength to stand up for too long in the sun."

When contacted yesterday, Education Ministry permanent secretary Dr Brij Lal said he would not comment on the issue.

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