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Exam, quality concerns

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Sunday, August 10, 2014

ACADEMIC and National Federation Party candidate Dr Eci Kikau Nabalarua believes the scaling of external exams marks and the removal of major external exams in our education system was something that needed to be redressed.

She made the statement at the party candidate meeting in Davuilevu on Thursday night in front of more than 100 supporters.

"Parents are telling me that ever since the Ministry of Education removed examinations in Class Six and Class Eight and Form Four and having students sit exams only Form Six and Form Seven, there is a very big mismatch between the competencies and the skills that we are putting out with our school kids and the expectation of the employers out there," Dr Nabalarua said.

"We need to redress this decreasing quality.

"When you remove external examinations, there is a lack of discipline in growing the level of intellectual maturity and competence that we want to see in our students."

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