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Teachers talk issues

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, May 01, 2014

ABOUT 500 teachers gathered at the Labasa Sangam (SKM) College to be part of the 84th Fiji Teachers Union annual general meeting yesterday.

Themed "Quality Public Education for Equity, Social Justice and Sustainable Development", the three-day meeting also featured some merit resolutions for the union this year.

Union president Muniappa Goundar said issues such as in-service training, long service allowance and training for teachers were among topics they would discuss.

"The emphasis here is quality public education and if all our children can be given that education that we all espouse, the rest will fall in place," he said.

"Quality is the most cherished goal in any human endeavour, more so in the filed of education.

"We also believe in rigorous academic standards for all students, all Fijians, that lead them down a pathway towards tertiary education or fulfilling careers."

While the union was appreciative of the government's efforts towards the education sector, Mr Goundar said more still needed to be done for teachers in the country.

"The union will continue to strive for teachers' professional growth and the terms and conditions of their work."








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