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Removing barriers

Mere Naleba
Sunday, February 23, 2014

THE Education Ministry is working on removing the educational disadvantage some schools face by improving their learning environment.

Permanent secretary Dr Brij Lal said the ministry was also focusing on renovating or in some cases building teachers' quarters in these schools.

Dr Lal said most teachers posted to these schools, especially in the islands and remote and rural areas, often start asking questions about their accommodation because the quarters were usually in a pathetic state.

"This kind of assistance boosts the morale of the teachers to teach and the children to come and learn," he said.

"These days when we want to send teachers to rural schools they start asking questions, and now that most of the places have power, water tanks and good teachers' quarters, the teachers will be happy to move".

Dr Lal said schools classified as educationally-disadvantaged were those that lacked teaching materials, whose students travelled long distances and which lacked science or computer labs.

The ministry has built six schools and assisted several that are classified as educationally-disadvantaged.








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