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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."





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