Students in year 1-4 can now take advantage of a range of literacy and numeracy resources valued at FJD$14,000 and comprised of 800 graded readers by the Australian Government yesterday.
In handing over two sets of kits to the University of the South Pacific (USP) today, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts Ms. Alison Burchell said “we have to ensure that fundamental.
“It’s all about comprehension, because if you are not literate and numerate then you are not going to learn other subjects,” Ms Burchell said.
“It’s all about doing things differently and making learning fun – being able to engage the young minds, to facilitate their learning and to engage to a certain extent that they want to go to school every day to learn more.”
Australian High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes, in handing over the resources, said literacy and numeracy skills are universally identified as pre-requisites for education and learning.
“They provide building blocks for the population to be productive contributors to their community and economy as part of a productive labor force,” he added.
“Australia is committed to developing teacher training in Fiji and broadly across the Pacific.”
USP Vice-Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia said literacy and numeracy are vital to the success of school children and education.
“This will be a great resource not only for our university but for the training of our teachers,” he said.