Give examples of educational issues that need to be regulated by policies.
*Training and Retaining qualified Teachers. *
Whilst long commitments to teacher salary increases may position added pressure on finance Ministry, the failure to compensate teachers fairly threatens schools ability to ensure their students receive quality education they need to serve their families and communities in future. Fiji points out that the negative effects of lower teacher’s salary have gained the attention of the public.
The rate of teachers leaving the profession and declining enrollment of teacher education programs are two of many factors contributing to shortages. The disparities in teacher quality and uneven distribution of higher qualified teachers in school serving low- income students making critical shortages of teachers even more dire.