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Sobey Heads Higher Education Commission

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy, announced the appointment of three new members of the Fiji Higher Education Commission yesterday. The three-newly appointed members include chairperson Milika
18 Mar 2016 08:04
Sobey Heads Higher Education Commission
Milika Naqasima- Sobey

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy, announced the appointment of three new members of the Fiji Higher Education Commission yesterday.

The three-newly appointed members include chairperson Milika Naqasima Sobey, member Pratap Singh and member Vimlesh Chand.

Ms Sobey is a former USP academic; has worked for IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) office in Suva and has done numerous consultancy for regional and international agencies.

She has 20 years of academic experience and has undertaken numerous research work and has published in refereed journals.

She is well- versed with university academic work and thus, could provide good leadership to the commission.

Pratap Singh is the president of South Pacific Engineers Association and has served in the commission before.

He will provide technical input in the commission with regards to technical and vocational education.

And Vimlesh Chand is currently the director of Curriculum Advisory Services at the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts.

He has a strong academic background and is well-versed with qualifications framework and will provide input towards subject matter content of programmes offered by tertiary institutions.

Mr Reddy said the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts looked forward to working closely  with  the commission  to  ensure  it  played  an  effective  role. This is  in  ensuring  that  the qualifications offered by the higher education institutions were of the highest quality in Fiji and Fijians were able to get full and detailed information when making choices between tertiary providers with regards to their programmes of study.

Source: Ministry of Education

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