For the first time, representatives from Provincial Councils, including Rabi and Kioa, convened under a single roof to address critical national education issues alongside the Ministry of Education Fiji and Higher Education Commission – Fiji. This collaboration became a reality during a consultation held on Friday, November 3, 2023, at the Southern Cross Hotel in Suva.
The main focus was on addressing the need for training programs to retain skilled professionals in provincial areas. The provincial councils were pleased to learn about recent education reforms and shared their training needs, fostering a positive discussion for educational progress.
The consultation was officially opened by the Minister for Ministry of Education FIJI, Hon Aseri Radrodro and closed by the Assistant Minister, Hon Iliesa Vanawalu.
Higher Education Commission – Fiji Chair, Mr. Steve Chand, was happy to see his initiative yielding positive results. He expressed his satisfaction with the collaborative efforts made by the Provincial Councils, emphasizing the importance of such joint endeavors.