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Decision to ban corporal punishment in school stands: PM

November 15, 2019 7:49 am

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has reiterated that his government will not condone any form of corporal punishment in schools.

He made the statement while opening the Tailevu Provincial Council meeting in Ucunivanua, Verata yesterday.

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The reminder comes from the the Prime Minister as recently some disciplinary cases involving students came to light.

“My government will not tolerate any form of corporal punishment in schools. With the recent disciplinary cases received from various schools across the country, i strongly believe the onus is now on you parents and guidance. Teachers are not supposed to discipline students in schools”.

Bainimarama stressed everything starts from home.

“Parents and guidance please take the lead role to instill moral values to your children and disciplining them at home. These issues can only be addressed if we work together at community and national level”.

Tailevu Provincial Council meeting Chair Rusiate Tudravu alluded to the Prime Minister’s sentiments.

 

“That’s the back to basic of how we are. In order for us to have a successful in all the social structures that we have, I fully support what the Prime Minister has states that everything starts at home”.

Meanwhile, topical socio-economic and environmental issues will be part of discussions today with the 2019 Tailevu Provincial Council meeting coming to a close.

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