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Projects can finance schools, says Dr Lal

Shayal Devi
Friday, February 21, 2014

SCHOOLS should consider undertaking income-generating projects.

This is the advice from Ministry of Education permanent secretary Dr Brij Lal in his address at a workshop in Nadi for managers and heads of Sangam schools.

"Some of these projects involve furniture and sports uniform making, vegetable supply, chicken farming, forestry, sugar cane and so forth," he said.

"We had a program in the West with McDonalds where Nadi College supplied them with lettuce.

"There are many hotels here that have demand for lime and pawpaw, for which we don't need much land and these are some things that schools can easily supply."

Dr Lal also mentioned some areas of concern that school heads and managers needed to address.

"The first one is the cleanliness of school toilets. This should be the cleanest place but unfortunately, it is not so. Each time I visit a school, I meaningly go there to check the toilets.

"Schools should also update their inventory and carry out a regular board of survey every year to see which resources are here.

"Managers should also have regular meetings with heads to see and keep updated with what is happening in schools."

Dr Lal said school managements should create a good learning atmosphere.








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