‘Develop skills’ – Jokhan urges unqualified teachers to upgrade

Education Ministry permanent secretary Dr Anjeela Jokhan. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

Education Ministry permanent secretary Dr Anjeela Jokhan says the ministry is not saying it will get rid of all unqualified teachers, “we are just urging them to continue to develop their professional skills”.

She made the comment during a news conference yesterday where she also revealed Year 12 students who did not pass external examinations would have to repeat.

Fiji Teachers Union general secretary Agni Deo Singh said he was happy with the “turnaround” in Dr Jokhan’s statement.

He said initially both the PS and Education Minister Premila Kumar had said that only 49 per cent of the teachers were qualified and all those who were “unqualified” would be replaced if they did not upgrade their qualifications.

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