Minister For Education, Rosy Akbar says she gets very sad and angered at the same time when she hears complaints about secondary schools not enrolling children simply because they have not done well academically.
Speaking at the prize-giving ceremony at Ahmadiyya Muslim Primary School in Lautoka, Akbar says no one is allowed to discriminate against any child and deny the child the right to education.
She says the Government and the Education Ministry firmly believe in education for all.
Akbar has sent a strong message to all school heads to be sensitive towards the sentiments of the child and respectful towards the efforts of the parent.
She has asked them to put yourselves into the shoes of these parents and imagine their child going through such humiliation and urged them to not make rash or hasty decisions.
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