Watch who kids mix with
Education Minister Mr Reddy said children were vulnerable at their age and could be incited by anything which they were taught.
Parents needed to be mindful of the people their children were mingling with to avoid any possibility of them getting involved in other suspicious activities said Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy.
“Be careful of who your child is talking to because these days there are lots of challenges that children face,” he said. Mr Reddy was speaking on Thursday to the parents, teachers and students of Natabua High School in Lautoka recounting what transpired at a Tailevu school recently.
He strongly urged the parents to know what was happening in their children’s schools and in their daily lives.
“You just can’t be oblivious that some incident could take place like cult practises which could affect the entire thinking and studies. You must know what is happening in your children’s school,” Dr Reddy said.
He said the ministry picked up the situation in Tailevu quickly through a concerned party and were lucky they took quick action to deal with the situation.
“Just a few weeks ago you must have heard from media that there is this school in Tailevu where group of students persuaded by a villager went and sat in the bush and spread the hope that if you don’t study you can get everything,” he said. “They came and slept there and then they pray there.
“We were able to control the situation.”
He said children were vulnerable at their age and could be incited by anything which was taught to them. Edited by Rusiate Mataika