Students Live FB Chat with Attorney-General for Next National Budget
The first online National Budget Consultation with students around the country was a success.
In previous years, the Ministry of Economy would host nationwide consultations in the lead up to the national budget announcement.
But this year, the Ministry changed its approach on its consultations with students by having a Facebook live chat with the Attorney-General.
Although there were a few schools who had problems connecting to the internet, many students used this platform to say what they’d like Government to improve on, while others used it as an opportunity to question the Attorney-General on some of the Government policies.
Jai Narayan College Head Girl, Esther Baleiono, said: “Today’s budget consultation was very productive. Many students had the opportunity to participate and feel what it’s like to be part of the National Budget Cosultation.”
Some of the issues that Baleiono and her form mates focused on, were student and teacher interaction in class and the teaching facilities.
The College’s Assistant Principal was happy with how the consultation was held this year as he saw that students were able to instantly receive feedback from the Attorney-General.
Ajay Narayan, Jai Narayan College Assistance Principal, said: “From the teacher’s point of view, we’re running short of teachers and at times there are no teachers to teach the right subject.”