Kaila News

5th June

COVID-19, storm make return to studies difficult

THE impact of Tropical Cyclone Harold, combined with the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, will make it very difficult for some parents to send their children to school. This was the word from Foundation for...

Schools to remain closed for another two weeks

Schools around the country will be closed for another two weeks. According to a statement by the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts, the anticipated school reopening date now is set for Tuesday, June 30, 2020. “Now that Fiji has zero active cases of COVID-19, it is important that the Ministry use this time to...

2nd June

Ono Foundation shifts focus to aid fellow villagers back home

An organisation formed in the United States to assist Kadavu youths with education has shifted its focus to aiding people affected by Tropical Cyclone Harold and COVID-19. Yesterday, a government vessel assisted in the transportation of seven tonnes of groceries and clothes given by the Ono Foundation USA to the island. Foundation representative Lepani Vunituraga...

1st June

Yadua Taba – home of close to 13,000 crested iguana species

Yadua Taba, located on Yadua Island in the district of Vuya, Bua, on Vanua Levu is a stronghold for Fiji’s crested iguana species, home to approximately 98 per cent of the world’s population, estimated to be between 10,000 to 13,000 animals. Minister for Environment Dr Mahendra Reddy highlighted this in Parliament last Wednesday citing his...

31st May

Fiji’s reopening of schools will be after consultation with stakeholders

Fiji’s Minister for Education Rosy Akbar says the decision to reopen schools will be one that will be made in consultation with all stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health, keeping in mind the safety and wellbeing of children and teachers. Ms Akbar said keeping the current situation and the uncertain future in mind, the decision...

Akbar: 123 schools and 11,000-plus students affected post-STC Harold

A total of 123 schools were affected in Viti Levu, Kadavu, Lomaiviti and Southern Lau at the height of STC Harold, Minister for Education  Rosy Akbar told Parliament. And she noted that an estimated 11,837 students at all levels were now affected because of the damage sustained by the category four cyclone. “Rehabilitation in maritime...

Fiji’s first free-to-air educational channel to go live tomorrow

Fiji’s Ministry of Education will be launching its first Free to Air Educational Channel 9 on Walesi TV tomorrow. Minister for Education Rosy Akbar said 80 lessons had been successfully recorded by the team from the Curriculum Advisory Services, based at the Ministry of Education headquarters. She said the team had prepared 500 lessons to...

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