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Facebook in class a concern

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, July 25, 2014

SCHOOL Management Association of Fiji president Govind Singh says school managers play an important role in addressing the issue concerning children becoming sex workers in the country.

Mr Singh said the association was worried about such cases as it affected the life of children.

He said the association was against children offering themselves for sex especially when they were supposed to be building themselves up for a brighter future.

"The fact that substantial amount is given for grants, I do not think that any parent will be able to justify saying that the child is involved basically because they have to make ends meet," Mr Singh said.

"My plea with the school managers is since they live in the communities and have knowledge of people and the children, they need to ensure that children from those various communities are attending school and are not left out," Mr Singh said.

"We are working with the managers, organisation and the ministry in addressing such issues.

He said teachers using Facebook during classes had the association really worried and concerned about the quality of teaching time being compromised by teachers.

"The teachers have an ethical responsibility to do justice to the complexity of the noble profession that they belong to and it is very difficult to supervise every teacher and so we want to leave it to the teachers to abide by their code of ethics," Mr Singh said.








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