Montfort Boys Town (MBT) in Veisari is ready to increase its capacity to train more skilled people. This was expressed to the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC) team, who visited the institution this week for a consultation.
The FHEC is carrying out consultations in secondary schools and Higher Education Institutions to solicit ideas and recommendations for interventions for the exodus of skilled people that the country is facing.
MBT Principal Mr Paul Shaji said the institution is willing to offer its assistance to help address this national issue.
FHEC Chair, Mr Steve Chand, said that the FHEC would undoubtedly support Montfort and other institutions willing to follow suit.
“We can’t stop migration, and the best intervention option is to train more skilled people,” explained Mr Chand.
“ Most of the time, your contributions go unnoticed and unappreciated, but I salute you today for toiling quietly in training skilled people for Fiji,” the FHEC Chair told the staff.
FHEC is also working with development partners like Australia and New Zealand to address the issue.