Every special school in Fiji will soon have teachers who can interpret.
Education Ministries Permanent Secretary Iowane Tiko made the comments at the Rakiraki Special School today where marked Fiji Day with students and teachers there.
He also presented gifts to the school that were donated by Ministry of Defence.
Tiko said the current government is paying a lot of attention to special education and that improvements will be made to special education schools in the years to come.
“For the first time in the history of education in Fiji, four established positions for interpreters have been created to assist students like yours to receive appropriate professionals to assist in your development. There is more interpreters coming. The Ministry of Education is still pursuing the opportunities the number of these teachers and interpreters. To date, we have 43 main stream schools that are now inclusive. From this 43, 24 schools are receiving special education grants to ensure that students with special needs are accorded the attention they deserve,” said Iowane Tiko – Education Permanent Secretary.