SUVA, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Rosy Akbar said here on Tuesday that the Fijian government wants action plans in schools reviewed to be up to date as the world keeps developing.
Speaking at the Fiji Teachers Association 85th Annual Delegates Conference in Suva, capital of Fiji on Tuesday, Akbar said that the Fijian government was taking steps to upskill teachers interested in counselling to provide professional support to schools and teachers through civil society organizations.
The minister added that lesson plans need to be reviewed to ensure that they are up to date as the world keeps developing.
"In preparing your lessons, please take time to reflect on students' learning abilities and design learning activities that will make their lessons engaging and interesting,” she said. “Our teachers should connect learning with real life situations, to prepare students with the necessary skills for success."
The school should be a source of pride to individual students, teachers and the community, Akbar said, adding that teachers should be responsible when it comes to looking after children.
The minister also warned that teachers will be dealt with if they used corporal punishment which is banned in Fijian schools as a means of punishment for the children.
With the theme“together we build a prosperous Fiji”, more than 150 teachers attended the conference.