F GoneWhilst Frank has done a great, in fact unforgivable disservice to the FNPF pensioners of Fiji, (which will be reflected in the forthcoming election) he has taken unique steps forward in respect of education of children who are the future of our nation.

However he should not rest on his laurels, since other nations including America and Asia appreciate the importance of pre schooling and are taking appropriate action.

The following is from Singapore MOE:

The Ministry of Education (MOE) is developing the Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) Curriculum, a comprehensive tool kit of kindergarten curricular resources to support early childhood educators in Singapore. The NEL Curriculum comprises three components: the NEL Framework, the NEL Educators’ Guide, and teaching and learning resources, which are being developed. As part of the NEL Curriculum, there will also be a parallel set of resources to support early childhood educators in the teaching and learning of MTLs.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will set up 15 kindergartens in the next few years. Of these, five will start operating and enrol Kindergarten 1 (K1) children in January 2014. All five kindergartens will be set up within HDB heartlands – four located in primary schools, namely Blangah Rise Primary School, Dazhong Primary School, Farrer Park Primary School and Punggol View Primary School; and one in the community at Block 489C Tampines Street 45. The kindergartens will operate two sessions in the morning and afternoon, and each session will be a four-hour programme. For more information on the kindergartens, please visit www.moekindergarten.edu.sg.

This could very well become one of the issues in the forthcoming elections, where aspiring politicians who have initiated little previously, will attempt to belittle the present governments achievements: