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Education Ministry endorses safety policy

By TEVITA VUIBAU
Friday, July 18, 2014

Update: 12:37PM THE Education Ministry has endorsed its new Education in Emergencies (EiE) and School Safety Policy designed to prepare schools and students for any future disasters.

The policy was designed in collaboration with Save the Children Fiji and UNICEF with particular focus on the rights of children to access education even during the times of disaster.

Permanent Secretary for Education Dr Brij Lal said the policy gave the ministry clear direction and framework to reduce risks and the impact of disasters in schools.