Fiji Time: 8:39 AM on Tuesday 6 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Academic qualifications

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, August 14, 2014

PEOPLE opting to become early childhood teachers should have the relevant academic qualifications.

This, as the Education Ministry starts phasing out non-qualified teachers from next year in its bid to bring about quality Early Childhood Education (ECE).

In addressing a group of Macuata preschool teachers at a Save the Children Fiji-organised conference in Labasa yesterday, divisional education officer Northern Satya Nand Shandil said ECE was the most important step of education in a child's life.

"This should encourage those ECE teachers who don't have any qualification to get busy and ensure they obtain at least a certificate of the profession," he said.

"Some teachers have qualifications in other areas which are irrelevant to ECE and if they don't change their qualifications, they will be pushed out as well.

"The ministry will begin to phase out non-qualified teachers from next year, many of whom are retirees or secondary school dropouts.

"This is part of our efforts to bring about quality in ECE level."








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 0.64410.6251
JPY 55.581352.5813
GBP 0.37970.3717
EUR 0.45440.4424
NZD 0.68650.6535
AUD 0.65390.6289
USD 0.48650.4695

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy
  2. Best friends drown
  3. A-G clears the air
  4. Man lives in fear
  5. Tough start
  6. Dunn: Fiji's new climate change ambassador
  7. Seasonal workers still on the run in Australia
  8. Police yet to charge alleged drug suspect
  9. Fiji has a culture of torture: Amnesty
  10. $20m for second phase

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Shes Dunn it again! Friday (02 Dec)
  3. Report on Rosi Thursday (01 Dec)
  4. Call to be prepared for cyclone season Friday (02 Dec)
  5. Black magic claim Saturday (03 Dec)
  6. Man gets 13 years for raping child Tuesday (29 Nov)
  7. Teachers raise concerns Thursday (01 Dec)
  8. Rotuma Bill opposed Thursday (01 Dec)
  9. Ryan: I do miss Fiji Tuesday (29 Nov)
  10. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)