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Technical College Ensures Delivery Of Quality Education

Technical College Ensures Delivery Of Quality Education
Technical College of Fiji graduates at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva on May 10, 2018.
May 11
12:45 2018

 

Technical College of Fiji is working within the national framework of the Government’s initiative in ensuring delivery of quality education.

This were the words of Director Technical College of Fiji David Wedlock at the FMF Gymnasium to the second batch of graduates, yesterday.

473 students from the four campuses in the Central Division graduated with their National Certificates Level 2.

TCF, being one of the initiatives of the Government started its operation in 2015 with 13 campuses in major divisions of Fiji.

“The three campuses in 2015 had a total of 1912 students of which 353 students successfully graduated in 2016 with an employment rate of 70 percent while the rest opted for further studies in other institutions. 68 percent of these 353 graduates were males and 32 percent were females,” Mr Wedlock said.

The three campuses Dr. Shaukat Ali Sahib Campus, Nadi; Nabua Sanatan Campus, Nabua and Vanua Levu Arya Campus in Labasa.

“Moving on today, Technical College of Fiji has 13 campuses in almost all districts in Fiji ready to offer the programmes one could pursue within their district and with financial assistance provided by Tertiary Scholarship & Loans Board (TSLB) through Tertiary Education Loans Scheme (TELS).

“Technical College of Fiji also offers short courses for free at all campuses. The short courses are designed to equip trainees with knowledge and skills in Engineering, Construction, Hospitality, Agriculture and textiles.

“The short courses are competency based and after completion, increase opportunities for trainees to advance in their employment skills that essential for economic independence. Also in the near future, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 7 on Affordable and Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Goal 13 on Climate Action, Technical College of Fiji will be offering National Qualifications in National Certificate in Sustainable Energy Level 2 and National Certificate in Resilience Level 2,” he said.

He said they continue to upgrade the infrastructure in every campus to enhance the delivery of technical skills to all the students enrolled at the various campuses.

“For the Central Division, currently, the construction of Industrial Standard Mechanical workshops for Nabua Sanatan and Anjuman-Hidayat-ul-Islam Campuses is in progress,” he said.

“Technical College of Fiji has also planned to provide 2 dormitories for the Central Division. These dormitories will include dining and kitchen facilities for students from the interior and remote islands attending Anjuman-Hidayat-ul-Islam Campus in Nausori and likewise one to cater for students attending Nabua Sanatan and SHTT Campuses.

“Currently only two campuses provide accommodation for students, Nadroga/Navosa Provincial campus and Ratu Sir Kamisese,” he said.

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