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Indian Minister of Higher Education in discussion with SVC students

Indian Minister of Higher Education in discussion with SVC students
India’s Minister of State for Human Resource Development (Higher Education), Satya Pal Singh with Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism and Mineral Resources, Faiyaz Koya at the at the 20th Commonwealth Education Ministers Meeting at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on February 20, 2018. Photo: Satya Pal Singh / Twitter
February 22
10:44 2018

India’s Minister of State for Human Resource Development (Higher Education), Satya Pal Singh visited Swami Vivekananda College (SVC), in Malolo, Nadi, on Tuesday.

The Student Council was privileged by his visit as it gave the students a platform to questions him on the theme of “Education.”

Mr Singh while addressing the council said: “Education comprises the brain that receives knowledge, heart that has the will to help others in need.

“If the enthusiasm of a teacher and student for education is at the same level, that’s when the teaching is accomplished at its utmost,” added Mr Singh.

He added on to praise current education system of Fiji and the potentials of the students.

SVC Headboy Apimeleki Ralele, on behalf of the student council, acknowledged Mr Singh’s presence and the institution for providing such an opportunity, whereby they could gain far creative ideas from the Minister of State for Human Resource Development.    

A wide range of questions, particularly on “development of education in Fiji”, were posed by the student council.

Questions such as: “Do you think it is compulsory for schools to have cut-off lines for English marks when certain students have potential to excel in their career if learnt in their mother-tongue?” was asked by a student.

Another question posed by Roshni Panda was: “How is India tackling with the matter of climate change?”

More questions for better education, such as the availability of open discussion in foreign countries, were part of the discussion.

“These are very interesting questions,” said Mr. Singh, who was impressed by the searching questions addressed by the students.

The Minister was able to answer all the questions in the affirmative tone.

To the end of the agenda, SVC principal, Mr Rajesh Krishna thanked Mr Singh for providing an honourable occasion for the students.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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