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Parents to ensure children report to school fully prepared: Akbar

January 10, 2019 9:24 am

All schools are equipped with textbooks as the new academic year will begin from Monday says Education Minister Rosy Akbar.

Akbar reminded parents, guardians and students that they do not need to purchase any textbook.

Heads of Schools and teachers have reported to school as of yesterday for student free day programme.

During the three day programme, the school heads will look into challenges faced last year, organize professional development sessions, prepare lesson plans and notes.

The Minister says all existing eligible students will continue to receive transport assistance and will use the redeem function to top up their e-transport cards.

This can be done at any Vodafone Fiji outlet, Valuefone Fiji Ltd, Mr Mobile Fiji Ltd, bus POS, District Education Office and at the Ministry’s headquarters.

All new students, especially year 1 students’ eligible for assistance must apply for assistance at their respective schools.

The free milk and Weet-Bix initiative by Government will continue.

The Minister is also urging faith based organizations and community run schools and management to work with their newly appointed School Heads.

Minister Akbar also confirmed that Tropical Cyclone Winston rehabilitation is currently being done in 11 schools with reconstruction expected to complete by March for 10 schools.

Other maintenance and reconstruction work will continue for identified schools.

Parents are advised to ensure they do their part in ensuring their children report to school prepared for the 2019 school year.