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Be alert, parents told

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, August 15, 2014

WITH today being the last day of school for the second term break, the Education Ministry has urged parents and guardians to be vigilant with the whereabouts of their children.

And with many social and sporting activities scheduled for this weekend — the Deans final in the West and the Hibiscus Festival in Suva — the ministry has renewed calls for children to be monitored.

Education Ministry acting permanent secretary Basundra Kumar said children had been advised by their various schools to take precautionary measures during the break and to complete their holiday assignments.

"Teachers have given students their various assignments and we expect those assignments completed during the school break," Mrs Kumar said.

"Holiday is important for both students and teachers as they take a break from school and we hope that parents will plan well for their children, especially with Hibiscus just a few days away."

She said parents must know the type of friends their children are associated with, especially if they were attending sporting events or the Hibiscus.

"Proper guidance and supervision, counselling and road safety are all our concern because we want all children to be safe.

"We have also advised teachers to look after the school facilities during the school break too."

She said Year 12 and 13 students would be sitting for their external examination in term three and they must prepare themselves and be focused during the school break.

Police have also issued safety advice and warned students against loitering and entering nightclubs saying they would be taken to task.





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