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Teaching methods reflect changing times: Minister

September 24, 2015 6:58 pm

The Education Ministry has adopted a new teaching method to reflect the changing times.

Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy says with modern technology constantly taking up the attention of students – we have to always stay one step ahead of the game.

Dr Reddy says it’s now harder than ever to keep pupils in the classrooms.

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“Four decades ago, employment opportunities were high, government was the major employer, IT development and social media were virtually absent and we relied heavily on parental education to teach virtues and values.”

Dr Reddy says with the world embracing digitisation, internet-based applications and technological advancements, Fiji has to keep pace.

Responding to the President’s speech in Parliament, Dr Reddy said major educational reforms are underway bearing in mind that children are being put under increased stress.

He urged parents and guardians to spend quality time with their children.

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