SECONDARY school teachers in the North have been reminded of the importance of adhering to policies and protocols laid down by the Education Ministry.
Speaking at the end of a week-long Future Leaders Workshop last week, senior secondary education officer North Setareki Valenitabua told 29 teachers from schools in the North that as leaders and public servants they needed to familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions of their work.
He told teachers that as leaders they needed to exercise caution in dealing with funds such as the free education grant for Year 1 and Year 13 students.
"The foundation in the progress of any learning institution reflects on the understanding of planning principles," he said.
"It is therefore important to plan taking into consideration the development needs of students."