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Schools should be a safe place that empowers students

June 10, 2018 5:20 pm

Save the Children Fiji and the Fiji Women’s Right Movement is working together to reiterate zero tolerance of corporal punishment in schools.

Fiji Women’s Rights Movement Executive Director, Nalini Singh says schools should be a safe place that empowers students.

Singh says parents should have confidence knowing their children are in a learning environment and not in fear of being physically punished.

She says the Education Ministry’s Child Protection Policy clearly states that physical abuse against children in schools is prohibited.

Save the Children Fiji Chief Executive Iris Low-McKenzie says teachers should act as role models and that there are positive ways of disciplining children.