Fiji’s reopening of schools will be after consultation with stakeholders

Students at the Suva bus station. Picture: FT FILE

Fiji’s Minister for Education Rosy Akbar says the decision to reopen schools will be one that will be made in consultation with all stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health, keeping in mind the safety and wellbeing of children and teachers.

Ms Akbar said keeping the current situation and the uncertain future in mind, the decision to reopen schools on June 15, 2020, would be made in consultation with all their partners.

She said at present, only Year 12 and Year 13 were earmarked to sit for the external examinations.

“If I can mention, currently, all the other levels will sit for either internal or standard national examinations when we return to schools,” Ms Akbar said.

“Some levels may sit for diagnostic literacy and numeracy assessments but like I said, we will decide that if we have a definite date to reopen our schools,” she added in parliament last Thursday.

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