Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratu has highlighted to parents to make their homes an extension of the classroom and get engaged with their child’s lessons and homework.
Seruiratu said this while opening the newly renovated classroom block, library and teachers quarter at Barotu Primary School and Vatukacevaceva village in Ra.
He adds that children must always come first.
Seruiratu says this means improving facilities, freeing parents of the many financial burdens that they once had to bear, improving the teachers’ pay, the quality of teaching and improvement in the learning environment throughout the country.
He stressed that these opportunities cannot be offered to our children if they are accommodated in run down classrooms and inadequate attention from the teachers.
He empathized with teachers adding that he knows the great frustration for a teacher to have to teach in a classroom that is not conducive to learning.
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