Fiji Time: 4:55 PM on Saturday 1 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Education initiatives a challenge

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, July 26, 2014

THE Ministry of Education's robust move in implementing numerous policies has got school managers talking about the challenges they faced.

At the School Management Association of Fiji annual general conference in Suva on Thursday, association president Govind Singh said new policies, reforms, and demands had created new challenges and opportunities.

"While several managements have the capacity to deal with the situation, unfortunately not all have the required structures or the support mechanisms to readily adopt and accept the changes that are required as a result of the new initiatives and policies of the Education Ministry," Mr Singh said.

"All these policies are now in force and apply to all our schools, not only that these policies have a legal implication on our school buildings, our school environment, our children, the teachers and parents, these policies put school managers under the spotlight as there are legal consequences for non-compliance."

He said while some had the opportunity to debate those policies by virtue of being members of the national education forum or divisional school management boards, others did not have the opportunity to be involved.

"Some of us here may not have convened meetings at our own schools to dwell on these policies, understand them and comply.

"Those who have the resources, planning and implementing capacities and well-developed managerial expertise have succeeded in implementation and compliance to a large extent."

Some of the policies are the child protection, behaviour management in schools, transfer and promotion, child labour and research.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64940.6304
JPY 50.608347.6083
GBP 0.37960.3716
EUR 0.44010.4281
NZD 0.68800.6550
AUD 0.65010.6251
USD 0.49600.4790

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 7s rep in custody
  2. Fiji sevens player charged for assault
  3. 7s coach selection
  4. Survivor finds hope amid fear
  5. FLP hits out at suspension
  6. City fights off swarms of termites
  7. Businessman awaits police report
  8. Termites in the city
  9. Work on $30 million project progresses well
  10. NFP ready to resolve nation's ills

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  2. Carjack case on to High Court Friday (30 Sep)
  3. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  4. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  5. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  8. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  9. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Judoka dies Thursday (29 Sep)