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Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TERTIARY institutions wanting to develop new programs will have to first request permission from the Fiji Higher Education Commission before offering the courses to students.

Fiji Higher Education Commission Professional Services Unit team leader Eci Naisele said the applications from institutions would undergo a rigorous vetting process before being approved or prohibited.

"For example, last year FNU (Fiji National University) had a total of 277 programs offered and this year they developed a few more programs," Mr Nasele said.

"Right now, they can still do that but once they are registered with us, they cannot do that anymore. They have to first ask permission from us.

"When they request for approval, then we ask them questions like is that program relevant for our industries in Fiji?; is it according to the recommendation of the National Planning unit of government?; if not, then we are not going to approve their request."

He said the commission was working with FNU as they registered the university with the commission.

Mr Naisele said international institutes intending to set up their schools in Fiji had to also follow strict guidelines.

"They used to go through the Ministry of Education but now it's with us.

"We have a committee and full-time officers who handle people that come from overseas who want to establish institutions in Fiji.

"They need to meet all of the relevant laws to be able to establish institutions in Fiji.

"They have to go through the recognition process first then they'll go through the registration process."

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