COVID vaccine paves way to the classrooms

Students line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. Picture: SUPPLIED/FILE

Vaccination of school students will bring back classroom-based teaching.

This according to Lautoka School for Special Education head (LSSE) Kailash Pillay.

Mr Pillay said vaccination would give students the opportunity to move about freely and be protected against COVID-19 at the same time.

“I would like to urge all the parents to send their kids for vaccination because we want these children returning to school,” he said.

Mr Pillay said although students were learning through virtual platforms/weekly assignments organised by schools nationwide, “they deserve quality classroom-based teaching”.

He said the opening of schools was critical for students to catch up with their studies among other things.

He said the school atmosphere was always meant for the betterment of students because they received a lot of assistance and support from the teachers.

“We are on our road to recovery and our students must not be left behind and vaccination offers that support.”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama recently launched the school vaccination and rollout of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 15 to 17 years old.

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