6 Oct 2016

Winston to lower Fiji school exam results, - teacher union

2:40 pm on 6 October 2016

The Fiji Teachers Union (FTU) says exam results for students in cyclone-affected areas will be deficient.

The Koro Island High School rebuild is expected in 2016. A teacher at the school says tents are leaky and hot and they need new ones.

The Koro Island High School rebuild is expected in 2016. A teacher at the school says tents are leaky and hot and they need new ones. Photo: RNZI/Alex Perrottet

FTU General Secretary Agni Deo Singh has told FBC News that this was to be expected given the disrupted classes and makeshift classrooms in the aftermath of Cyclone Winston which struck in February.

Mr Singh said there won't be the quality of passes that would have been expected otherwise and there may be some reduction in the percentage pass.

An estimated 60,000 children at both the primary and secondary school level were affected by Cyclone Winston with over 200 schools experiencing some damage.

The education minister Mahendra Reddy has called on teachers, parents and guardians to support students during this exam period.

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