Minister for Education Dr. Mahendra Reddy has reminded the school heads that they should create a culture in schools so that students and staff understand each other’s values and thoughts.
While speaking at the Fiji Head Teachers Association Conference 2017 at Girmit Centre in Lautoka this morning, Doctor Reddy says that being appreciative, recognising and accepting other’s differences would enable one to work collaboratively with others and together set benchmarks.
He says values and virtues will instill discipline amongst students and this will also improve attendance and punctuality.
The Minister told the school heads that they should also make themselves more approachable and known to the teachers, students and the community that they are there to assist and guide them.
Reddy adds that all children deserve to be given access to quality education without any compromises.
He stresses that school heads also have a crucial role to play in ensuring that the school’s physical and cultural environment guarantees the health, well-being and safety of children.
He told the participants to liaise with other stakeholders in order to upgrade, improve and lift the environment standards of their schools.