FNU’s School of Education and Education Ministry to Hold Inaugural Teacher Education Forum

Press Release Posted On: May 22, 2024

Fiji National University, Natabua Campus in Lautoka.


The Fiji National University’s (FNU) School of Education (SOE), under the University’s College of Humanities and Education (CHE) will join the Ministry of Education (MOE) in holding the inaugural ‘Ministry of Education and School of Education Forum’ this week.

The forum which will take place tomorrow at the University’s Natabua Campus in Lautoka, will bring together senior officials from the education ministry and senior leaders from the CHE and SOE.

FNU’s Acting Head of School, School of Education, Vilive Cagivinaka said the significance of the forum was to rebuild the relationship formed with the MOE.

The theme for this forum is ‘Reconnecting Teacher Education’.

“The SOE, with its new leadership team, is working on rebuilding its relationship with its key stakeholders, the Ministry of Education,” said Cagivinaka.

“The SOE believes that it is vital that we reconnect with the MOE to improve and develop the FNU teacher education program.

“FNU is the largest supplier of teachers in Fiji, enrolling students in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Special and Inclusive Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, and Technical Vocational Education.”

He highlighted that the SOE also believed the collaboration with the MOE would assist greatly in developing and improving Fiji’s education systems.

“This is the first meeting and will not be the last,” he added.

Cagivinaka added that the discussions during the forum would focus on how the SOE and the MOE could work together to fulfil their respective needs and purposes.

“The SOE has the capacity in terms of professional expertise and experience in Fiji’s educational environment, and we are willing to work with the MOE,” he said.

“The critical areas of collaboration include curriculum review and development, behavioural issues, assessment review and development, research and development, school surveys, pre-service teacher’s attributes, quality of graduates and the quality of FNU Teacher education programmes.”