New policies needed to upgrade pre-primary schools


The Minister of Basic Education Bagalatia Arone told Parliament this week that pre-primary schools need new reinforcement on policies to upgrade levels of education to cater to all pupils for easy understanding.

He, however, explained that he was not aware that the Pre-primary school (PPS) programme does not provide continuity in terms of mediums of instruction and content objectives. 

“English is not the medium of instruction at pre-primary, however, learning at pre-primary actively engages children and is centered on the needs of the learner.  In this regard, the teachers are to be flexible during classroom instruction to ensure that every child benefits from the day’s experiences,” he said. 

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