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Literacy and numeracy assessment to be carried out

June 2, 2018 5:10 am

The Pacific Islands literacy and numeracy assessment will be carried out this year.

Permanent Secretary for Education Alison Burchell made the comments yesterday while officiating at the Pacific Libraries Summit.

Burchell says this assessment will be able to provide guidance in terms of what needs to be improved across primary and secondary schools.

She also highlighted the importance of having a library and its invaluable contribution to Fijian society.

“it’s about engaging with ideas, it’s about developing opinions and also to some extend its about problem solving because the books whether electronic or hard copy books provide access to people asking questions and how to answer those questions in the problem solving component.”

The Pacific Library summit aims to build and strengthen a supportive network that will ensure public libraries are resourced and equipped to undertake their important work in communities.

Meanwhile, the summit in Fiji is being attended by various library stakeholders, leaders, practitioners, innovators and supporters from various governments, NGOs and international aid agencies.