Shortage of counsellors in schools: Akbar

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Rosy Akbar shares a light moment with Opposition member Professor Biman Prasad during break between session at the Parliament complex in Suva on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THERE is a shortage of qualified counsellors in schools, Education Minister Rosy Akbar told Parliament last week. In response to Opposition MP Salote Radrodro’s queries on the reasons for the shortage, Ms Akbar said higher education institutions were not providing enough qualifications for counselling, and students also showed little interest in the profession. She said […]

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