Radrodro: Education status, a huge concern
13 September, 2023, 5:30 pm
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) subsector, the organisation structure of the ministry, the status and work conditions of teachers, the assessment system and grant distribution are a few huge concern areas that need urgent attention, says Education Minister Aseri Radrodro.
He said this while delivering his ministerial statement in Parliament on Monday.
“The Coalition Government is providing the opportunity to all stakeholders and communities to engage in education in the country to become part of the consultation leading up and during the National Education Summit,” he said.
“The Ministry of Education has put together a status of Education report that shows the status of education in the country as the Coalition Government came into governance.
“The report shows huge concern areas that need urgent attention, such as the TVET subsector, the organisation structure of the ministry, the status and work conditions of teachers. “The assessment system and grant distribution to name a few.”
He said a status report had been discussed during the pre-summit consultation and has helped guide the development of a new Fiji Education Policy Framework that will be presented at the National Education Summit.
“With Fiji being the newest member to be part of the Global Pacific Education (GPE) the global funding mechanism providing funds to support countries transform the education system to achieve quality education for all boys and girls.
“The Ministry of Education has managed to merge the national education summit with the GPE processes for cost effectiveness and efficiency as you work towards similar goals.”