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Free-to-air Education Channel scheduled to start next week

May 27, 2020 4:30 pm
The Education Ministry is working to soften the negative impacts on the children's education who are staying home due to COVID-19.

The Education Ministry is working to soften the negative impacts on the children’s education who are staying home due to COVID-19.

Minister for Education Rosy Akbar says the free-to-air Education Channel on the Walesi platform is scheduled to start on Monday through which the curriculum-based lessons will be aired.

Akbar says students will have access to a wide range of relevant curriculum-based programs in all subjects from kindergarten to Year 13.

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“We are in the final stages and the officials from the ministry especially curriculum advisory team has produced local teaching segments for the platform to be aired soon.”

The Minister says these are supplementary platforms and the Ministry understands that many families might not have access to Walesi.

“The plan now is to ensure that these are supplementary resources, these are not the only resources that we are providing to our children. You are aware that we have kept our school doors open so teachers are continuing to prepare worksheets so the options are there.”

Parents are again reminded that these resources are supplementary and designed to keep children engaged in their studies while safe at home.

The Minister adds students will not be tested on the content.

This initiative is being rolled out by the Fijian Government, the Fijian Broadcasting Corporation and Walesi.

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