School principals disappointed with absence of HR rep

School principals at their Fiji Principals Association conference held at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Japan ICT-Pacific Centre in Suva. Picture: LITIA CAVA

SCHOOL principals today raised their disappointment over the absence of a Human Resources (HR) representative from the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts.

According to the Fiji Principals Association, they had sought the attendance of an officer from the ministry’s HR department to help answer queries they had about teachers and their employment requirements and conditions.

During a presentation that was made by the ministry’s team leader for the Fiji School leaders learning and development Program, Mike Prime, the head of schools questioned Mr Prime on the MY APA annual assessment or appraisal of teacher’s performance and other issues relating to teachers’ working conditions.

In response, Mr Prime said he could only respond to questions that were related to leadership, training and management.

The Fiji Principals Association conference that was held at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Japan ICT-Pacific Centre will end this afternoon.

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