there have been goof ups, says a-G

The Miracle - - Middle East -

TH(R( have been ad­min­is­tra­tive blun­ders made by the Min­istry of (duca­tion’s Hu­man Re­sources Depart­ment dur­ing the roll-out of Gov­ern­ment’s civil ser­vice re­forms. This was the com­ment made by Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter, At­tor­ney- Gen­eral and (duca­tion Min­is­ter Aiyaz Sayed-.haiyum at the Fiji Head Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion con­fer­ence in Nadi yes­ter­day. Re­fer­ring to a state­ment he had is­sued on Septem­ber 2, he said Gov­ern­ment had never shied away from the fact that there were is­sues and that was why re­forms were needed.“In that state­ment, I also said in the last para­graph and I want to dwell on this a bit, it says ‘we fully ac­knowl­edge that the Min­istry of (duca­tion has had is­sues with reach­ing and ser­vic­ing our teach­ers in the past and that there are still ad­min­is­tra­tive mat­ters in par­tic­u­lar with the Hu­man Re­sources Depart­ment and the District (duca­tion Of­fices that need to be ad­dressed and dra­mat­i­cally im­proved ’.” Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the head­teach­ers as­so­ci­a­tion had made the com­ment about the need to have pro­fes- sional hu­man re­source (HR) of­fi­cers with a back­ground in ed­u­ca­tion to bet­ter serve the needs of teach­ers. “And I have said this openly, we ad­mit that there have been ad­min­is­tra­tive goof ups, to put it bluntly, in the HR Depart­ment. I com­pletely agree with some of the speak­ers prior to me say­ing we need to get pro­fes­sional HR peo­ple. I com­pletely agree with that, in fact we’ve been say­ing that. “It’s not only the Min­istry of (duca­tion that needs pro­fes­sional HR peo­ple, many of the Gov­ern­ment min­istries ac­tu­ally need that. “Be­cause HR has al­ways been rel­e­gated to a sub cat­e­gory within most of the min­istries.”

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