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Holistic Education System Reaps Benefit

Holistic Education System Reaps Benefit
July 15
11:25 2018

The Ba Provincial Free Bird Institute (BPFBIA) is looking to develop a holistic approach to education.

Institute principal Waliki Nasau said this was something they  hoped to explore to benefit their students.

“I want them to leave this institute fully equipped with all the necessary knowledge and life skills that will help them to become productive Fijians,” Mr Nasau said.

He said they even went to the extent of hosting an Open Day event, specifically targeting  primary school students in the Lautoka and Ba area.

“We figured instead of them travelling all over Fiji for an excursion, it would be better for us to invite them here to our institute and show them around to all the subject streams they will encounter when they reach the secondary school level,” Mr Nasau said.

The basic concept of the workshop was introducing primary school students to the respective streams of studies from commercial, arts, agriculture, industrial arts to science.

“Students should be informed as soon as possible and not wait for their senior secondary school years to be enlightened on which road they should take. The younger and quicker they know the better.”


Mr Nasau said they also included regular workshops and awareness classes for their students.

Incorporating it with their daily schedule.

“Instilling discipline is very important because it helps our students become accountable, responsible, sensible and respectable citizens of Fiji,” he said.

“Because that is working towards not only educating them, but to ensure they reach their full potential and work towards their goal.”

He said they were not only interested in education, but strongly believed that it was equally important to nurture and instill moral values in their students.



“Being educated and having a good sense of self-responsibility will only be total if their culture is intact, meaning they have a good sound knowledge of their identity and cultural background,” Mr Nasau said.

“That is also something we heavily emphasised, carrying out iTaukei cultural classes.

“In terms of students practising and learning how to conduct traditional welcoming ceremonies in their own unique provincial style.

“This is not only focused for our iTaukei students, but for all the different ethnic groups in our Institute.”

Edited by Percy Kean


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