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Teachers will have to change their teaching styles - Prasad
By Dhanjay Deo and Lena Reece
Thursday 16/03/2017
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Teachers will have to change their teaching styles to keep students interested during classes.

The President of the Fiji Principals Association Kamlesh Prasad says that teaching methods need to change with time to address the issue of low pass rates.

He adds if teachers fail to keep a student engaged during a class then they will continue to face this issue.

Prasad says addressing the issue of low pass rates is part of the reason that the 119th Fiji Principals Association Conference theme is “Excellence Through Inclusive Leadership”.

He says that the need for inclusive leadership is to compete and to compete is to be creative and innovative with their teaching methods.

Prasad also hopes that teachers will be committed to diversity to help tackle the issue of low pass rates in examinations.

The Education Ministry has revealed that the pass rate for Mathematics for last year was 36 percent, 42 percent in 2015 and 15 percent in 2014.

Chemistry is another subject where low-pass-rates have been recorded.

There was only 10 percent pass rate in 2014, 34 percent in 2015 and 49 percent pass rate was recorded for last year.

Physics also recorded low pass rate, which was 28 percent in 2014, 57 percent in 2015 and 45 percent last year. 

The Suva-based schools also recorded a very low 36 percent pass rate last year for the Year 12 Exam while it was 58 percent for the Nausori-based schools.

Schools from Ba/Tavua who went through some troubled times during and after Tropical Cyclone Winston recorded 100 percent pass rate last year for the Year 12 Exam while they achieved 86 percent pass rate for the Year 13 Exam.

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Source: Ministry of Education