Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has announced that Schools for year 12 and 13 will start on the 30th of June.
Principals, teachers, and school management will be responsible for COVID-proofing their schools, practicing the healthy habits that have to be embraced in every corner of COVID-safe economic recovery.
There are over 238,000 students in Fijian schools across the country.
“We didn’t rush back to reopening schools for good reason. Medical experts initially suspected children were some of the fastest spreaders of the virus.
The latest studies have shown children aren’t the super-spreaders the experts initially thought they were, but they are not completely risk-free. S
He adds the government needed to rethink the way we educate our children, by COVID-proofing our education system as much as possible.
” Our plan to reopen schools has catered for a realigned school curriculum, ensuring that all of Fiji’s schools are on the same page. It simply wouldn’t be fair for children in different schools to be disadvantaged just because of where they live, and which school they attend, whether public or private. “
That’s why we’ve taken the time to address our re-opening for the r
To safely ease back into the academic calendar and give our school leaders the space to adjust, Year 12 and Year 13 students in our secondary schools will start classes on Tuesday, 30 June.
This will allow them to get back into preparing for their exams –– a top priority to avoid longer-term disruption. Tertiary institutions as well can open for face-to-face classes from 30 June.
The rest of the primary and secondary schools –– as well as early childhood education –– will open one week later, on Monday, the 6th of July.
Principals, teachers, and school management will be responsible for COVID-proofing their schools, practicing the healthy habits that we have embraced in every corner of COVID-safe economic recovery.
Minister for Education Rosy Akbar confirmed that school terms will change and external examination will only apply for year 12 and 13 students.