FOR­MER TEACHER AND UNION­IST OUR LET­TER OF THE WEEK WIN­NER

Fiji Sun - - Comment - MARAIA VULA Feed­back: maraia.vula@fi­jisun.com.fj

Su­sana Tui­sawau is a prom­i­nent lady who is still go­ing about her busi­ness as a strong leader.

Ms Tui­sawau is this week’s let­ter of the week win­ner who says she will be send­ing in more let­ters.

The re­tired teacher and union­ist said: “I love writ­ing as a for­mer English teacher and as a trade union­ist I like to write on is­sues of vi­o­la­tion of rights and any­thing to do with ed­u­ca­tion.

“My ad­vice to peo­ple is to be in­ter­ested to speak out if something is not right, even if it means go­ing against our lead­ers. The truth needs to be told, speak out for those who can­not speak for them­selves be­cause if we don’t who else will.”

To­day the ac­tive mem­ber of the Fi­jian Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion added: “It is re­ally sad to see the qual­ity of English writ­ing is very poor. I think we are com­pet­ing against tech­nol­ogy, be­cause both young and old are con­sumed with what­ever tech­no­log­i­cal gadget they have. “More chil­dren are less in­ter­ested in read­ing; they pre­fer watch­ing TV, Face­book and ex­tra.” The Pa­cific Foun­da­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Women di­rec­tor be­lieves more needs to be done to ad­dress this is­sue.

Photo: Fiji Sun

Fiji Sun’s man­ag­ing editor Pro­duc­tion Maraia Vula, presents Su­sana Tui­sawau with a Parker pen she won for this week’s let­ter of the week ti­tled ‘Scouts and Girl Guides in schools’.

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