A-G: Some schools have Year 8 students who cannot read

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum cutting the cake with the representative of the schools along the Rewa delta during celebration of the World Food Day at Rewa District School last Friday. Picture: ATU RASEA

FIJI’S Attorney-GENERAL and Minister for Education Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says certain schools in the country had students in Year 8 who did not know how to read.

He said this was a concern because they found through a research that children were not encouraged at home to study and that they did not get much support from their parents.

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