Early childhood teachers play key role in nurturing children: Akbar

Minister for Education Rosy Akbar with ECE teachers and guests during the ECE week celebrations at Rambisessar Primary School in Vuniniudrovu, Naitasiri yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

EARLY childhood teachers play an important role in nurturing children from a very young age and this can never be emphasised enough, says Education Minister Rosy Akbar.

While officiating at the Early Childhood Week (ECE) celebrations at Rambissesar Primary School in Nausori on Wednesday, Ms Akbar said ECE teachers provided solid foundation for the holistic development of children.

“Teach them good values, teach them heritage, teach them good health, and teach them the meaning of prayer and faith. Continue to do the best that you do, to uphold this noble profession,” she said.

“To the teachers, I understand that your role is always under public scrutiny and sometimes what we do is never enough, but please, continue to do the best that you do.”

There are currently 875 kindergartens around the country with 19,102 students and 1479 kindergarten teachers.

“As a Government, we are committed to education, and we will continue to do that, we will continue to support our initiatives so we can make life easier for the parents.”

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