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Education Curriculum should have local history: RSESA

November 12, 2019 6:24 am

The Returned Soldiers and Ex-Servicemen Association is requesting the Education ministry to include local history in the curriculum.

Association President Major (Retired) Ratu Peni Volavola says students study the history of other countries and are not even aware of the local history.

Volavola says it is crucial to teach the upcoming generations about why Fijians were involved in wars and peace keeping missions.

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“Teach our local people about local history, it’s no good talking about just Social Science, to me Social Science is just a skimming the top, it’s just a superficial thing, but to really go down to history, study the history of our people who died for the cause of peace is a different story altogether. So we keep asking if the ministry of education, we are already embarking onto this journey, asking the education ministry.”

Volavola says this will also enable them to better understand the history of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces.

The Association invited several schools to be part of the Remembrance Day that was held at the National War Memorial site yesterday in Nasese.

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