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Call to adopt EFA policies

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, July 28, 2014

SCHOOL management board representatives in the Western Division have been urged to ensure that policies within the Education for All (EFA) implementation plan are being adopted in their institutions.

Speaking at the second divisional school management board meeting in Lautoka recently, Ministry of Education's corporate services deputy secretary Suliasi Turagabeci said despite the challenges within the education system, the EFA implementation plan was a mechanism implemented to address these issues.

Mr Turagabeci said these issues included access to basic education, student drop-out and education disparity between rural and urban schools.

"The wide distribution of the population throughout the country is also a challenge to the ministry in terms of increasing costs and in providing, administering and monitoring its services especially to the remote rural schools," he said.

"The economic viability of those living in rural communities limits their capacity to adequately fund and maintain school facilities and resources.

"School maintenance is always an issue with committee-run schools and in many cases the cost levied on the community members is somewhat seen as an added burden to the members of the communities and compounds the disadvantages faced by the rural schools."








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