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No excuses for not sending children to school: Usamate

August 27, 2018 7:09 pm

There shouldn’t be any excuses for not sending children to school as Government has assisted all families through a ‘free education’ system.

This was stressed by Employment Minister, Jone Usamate while receiving reports from Fijians in Navakawau village, Taveuni on the number of children that have left school and are not willing to go back.

Usamate says it’s both the social and legal responsibility of both parents and guardians to ensure their children are given proper discipline and education as they have the right to both of these.

He says children’s needs should not be burdened on the welfare of their families and must be in school during school hours.

Children should not also engage in any child labour activities that deprive them of their development.

Government will ensure that parents send their children to school or they will face the consequences of the law.

Parents are urged to ensure that their children receive proper education and training as they will have access to decent jobs, become successful entrepreneurs and good leaders later in life.

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