Top educationist calls for compulsory education
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 28 November 2019
“EDUCATION should be made compulsory for the nation’s children, a top educationist has suggested.
“Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Dr Franco Rodie, offered the suggestion when opening the 5th Education Authority Conference at Tavanipupu Resort in Marau, east Guadalcanal, Monday.
“I strongly believe that education should be regarded the same as a right to life and our government should make early childhood education, primary and secondary education compulsory to all boys and girls in our country,” Rodie said.
“Most importantly, we should all contribute towards ways in which education can be made mandatory or compulsory, and that all children have access to quality education,” he told participants.
“Furthermore, I would like to reiterate what I have stressed already about improving the quality of teaching and learning in all our schools.
“Although it is often said that the quality of an education system cannot be raised above the quality of its teachers, I wish to reiterate that both my ministry and Education Authority can and should influence real change at the school and classroom level to improve students’ achievement levels.”
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