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President Reminds Educators About Role

President Reminds Educators About Role
President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote with guests at the opening of the Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference at The University of the South Pacific on July 5, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO News
July 06
10:00 2018

 

We are all responsible in educating and preparing our children for the fu­ture, says President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote.

President Konrote was speak­ing at the Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference at the University of the South Pacific (USP) yesterday.

“As educators you all have pivotal roles to play in the success of the Pacific people and our nations,” President said.

The President acknowledged par­ticipants at the conference for their passion in education and being able to attend to discuss issues with re­gards to education in the region.

He stated that discussions held would be important as participants would also need to look at challeng­es faced and how to address them collectively.

“Vaka Pasifiki is a conference that provides an opportunity for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research and best practice.

“It gives the opportunity for edu­cators to talk on issues relevant to teacher education, educational pol­icy and practice, and teaching and learning in Oceania.

“As educators, you all have a role to play in the success of the Pacific peoples and nations.

He said that in the last five dec­ades, the University has produced an alumni of more than 60,000 suit­ably qualified and experienced per­sonnel.

“Those who have and continue to serve and contribute at various lev­els of the national and community with guests strata.

Vaka Pasifiki coincides with The University of the South Pacific’s 50th anniversary.

Source: DEPTFO News

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