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Nadi College First To Go Technical

Nadi College has taken the lead in academic excellence after the school management signed a memorandum of agreement to be a Government Technical College. It will be one of the
25 Nov 2014 08:37
Nadi College First To Go Technical
Nadi College’s graduating Year 13 students after their graduation in Nadi yesterday. Photo: Sheik Dean

Nadi College has taken the lead in academic excellence after the school management signed a memorandum of agreement to be a Government Technical College.

It will be one of the three technical colleges’ in the country. Preliminary talks are underway for two more technical colleges to be based in Suva and Labasa.

The announcement was made by the Ministry for Education’s director secondary education, Jay Narayan, during the school graduation yesterday.

This means employees without formal qualifications already in the hospitality and trade discipline can attain certificates at the college from next year.

Mr Narayan said there was a need for skilled workers in Fiji and to bridge the gap of acquiring the services of skilled workers offshore.

“Those people who are already in the industry, but do not have a proper qualification can come onboard,” he said.

“Once they have completed the programme, they will have a pathway to pursue Diploma or Degree at respective universities in Fiji. Fifteen technical courses will be offered in the hospitality and trade industry including automotive engineering, electrical engineering, air conditioning and many more to add.

Special awards
• English: Simione Waqavonovono
• iTaukei: Salome Nuve
• Physics: Muero Laijimo

Principal’s awards

• Biology/Chemistry/Agriculture: Meciusela Naulivou
• History/Geography: Elizabeth Qerea
• Introduction to Technology: Ilaitia Nasalu Vakararawa
• Sportsman of the Year: Isoa Makutu
• Sportswomen of the Year: Siteri Qaya
• Vocational Student of the Year: Samita Shiwani Sharma

He urged the students to take precautions during the school holidays and be safe.
Government will assist the students with tuition fees from the allocated budget of $556million, he said.“Three months short courses will also be offered in block-laying, plumbing, painting and so on.”

Feedback: sheik.dean@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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