Tablet ini­tia­tive works won­ders, says Nadi head teacher

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Ahead teacher in Nadi says the tablet ini­tia­tive in­tro­duced by Govern­ment has worked won­ders for their stu­dents. Anitesh Singh of Mala­mala Pub­lic School said they were given 20 tablets from the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion.

“It has been fruit­ful and they en­joy us­ing the tablet where they have ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties that pro­mote and en­hance learn­ing,” he said.

He high­lighted this as the Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion, Her­itage and Arts Ma­hen­dra Reddy opened Mala­mala Pub­lic School’s com­puter lab and li­brary in Nadi re­cently. Mr Reddy said: “We need to up­lift the bench mark of aca­demic ex­cel­lence and boost up the in­fra­struc­ture.”

Mean­while, thanks to the col­lec­tive ef­forts by Sof­i­tel Fiji Re­sort and Spa, Rad­di­son Blu, a for­mer stu­dent and the Lau­toka Cane Pro­duc­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, 142 stu­dents’ learn­ing has been en­hanced. Mr Singh said: “We thank the spon­sors and the min­istry for their kind do­na­tions that will en­hance the learn­ing of our stu­dents.” Mr Reddy said: “We do not want to teach our chil­dren the text book that was used 30 years ago; we don’t want to be in 30 years. We should pre­pare our chil­dren for the fu­ture. We are here en­sur­ing that our chil­dren have a brighter fu­ture.

“The li­brary is the place that gives you un­bounded knowledge and it place al­lows you to open up and use text books. “I ac­knowl­edge your sup­port to th­ese chil­dren, and say we are to­gether in this jour­ney to build a knowledge-based so­ci­ety to make sure the chil­dren’s dreams come true.”

Photo: Litia Tikomailepanoni

Mala­mala Pub­lic School stu­dents Iliesa Bete, Pio Bola and Ratu Ti­moci Nakalevu with new books in their new li­brary.

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