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All New Uni Programmes to be Registered

All programmes taught in universities around the country should first be registered with the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC), says chairman Richard Wah. He made this statement while opening a
22 Aug 2015 13:28
All New Uni  Programmes to be Registered
Dr Richard Wah.

All programmes taught in universities around the country should first be registered with the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC), says chairman Richard Wah.

He made this statement while opening a two-day training workshop by FHEC to more than 80 staff of Fiji National University (FNU) through training in converting all syllabuses or programmes offered by FNU to a common Fiji Qualification Framework structure.

“When we registered FNU we gave you provisional registration and in that we have given you a list of programmes that had been approved,”Mr Wah said.

“Unfortunately what happens in a number of colleges in FNU, is after the heads met they have changed the programme without informing the commission; this is illegal,”he said.

Mr Wah said that the commission would now tighten their monitoring of university programmes.

“FNU is an institution that is established under the FNU Act; that legal document allows you to award your own certification; you can award it but to accredit that certification, we need to give you approval; the authority rests with the commission.”

FNU acting vce-chancellor Professor Ian Rouse said: “Probably in the past, people did not understand the role of the FHEC.

“I have stressed the role FHEC plays and there should be no change in the programme without having any consultation and we are ensuring that what happened in the past will not be repeated.”

The aim of the workshop is to assist with the standardising of FNU programmes.

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