FKNK has meeting with the Education Minister
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A delegation from the Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) called on the Minister for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Dolores Cristina at her office in Santa Venera.
The FKNK officials voiced their concern regarding various complaints made by several members of the Federation in that some teachers, especially in primary schools but also in higher levels, are passing anti-hunting/trapping remarks during lessons which in turn influence the pupils to turn against their hunter/trapper parents.
The Minister, who was accompanied by Dr Grace Grima, Director General for Quality and Standards in Education who is also responsible for the curriculum, emphasised that teachers should stick to the lesson’s curriculum and refrain from making anti-hunting/trapping remarks to their pupils during lessons.
The FKNK agreed to supply the Ministry with a “Teachers’ Pack” explaining the conservation efforts of hunters and trappers in the natural environment. The FKNK officials further explained that upon the Ministry’s approval the pack can be explained in more detail to teachers at seminars that can be organised for such purpose.
Lino Farrugia Secretary – FKNK