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Lack of parental support

Salaseini Mociewai
Sunday, August 03, 2014

LACK of parental support of preschoolers and punctuality have been major challenges encountered by some rural preschool teachers in Macuata.

In an interview, some participants at a Save the Children Fiji workshop in Labasa stressed that parents needed to seriously look into this issue for the safety of their children.

The teachers also said that students arrived late to school on most mornings.

Seaqaqa preschool teacher Raijeli Daku said a lot of the students were usually left unsupervised before and after their school hours.

"Some preschoolers travel alone to school and also return home on their own," she said.

"No one comes to pick them up and they wait for long hours before going home.

"Apart from this, another challenge we face is punctuality. Preschoolers arrive late to school more often and this is something we want parents to play a part in so the school roll and operations are not affected."

Another teacher, Fane Anasa said the lack of resources was also a hindrance.

"A lot of the kindergartens are not well-facilitated. Teachers just have to make do with the little they have in order to entertain the preschoolers," she said.

"Some schools don't have recreational resources. The students are young and they need to be entertained so they have the interest to learn and mingle with their colleagues.

"Also, for kindergartens in rural areas, the support from parents is not that strong and this is something we want them address for the benefit of their loved ones."

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