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US College Accredits UniFiji Courses

Courses under the Department of Education at the University of Fiji would be fully accredited this year by the University of New England just before semester one kicks off on
20 Jan 2017 11:43
US College Accredits UniFiji Courses

Courses under the Department of Education at the University of Fiji would be fully accredited this year by the University of New England just before semester one kicks off on February 14.

Associate Professor Charles Kivunja of The University of New England, said the courses under this department were up to standard with the Fiji Higher Commission requirements.

“The curricula align well with the accreditation of the Fiji Higher Education Commission, where relevant, and fully meet the Fiji Qualifications Framework and requirements specified by the University of Fiji,” said Mr Kivunja in a letter to the University of Fiji vice chancellor Prem Misir.

Mr Kivunja said he was happy to see ICT syllabus as part of the course.

“I was pleased to see a number of programmes include units that teach critical thinking and problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, ICT literacy, entrepreneurial skills, awareness of global issues and consciousness to environmental issues, as these graduate attributes are part of the skills essential for successful work and cohabitation of the 21st century,” Mr Kivunja said.

The Dean of The School of Humanities and Arts at University of Fiji, Wahab Ali, said he was pleased with the results of the assessments done in the education department.

“I am really pleased with the comments as we always ensure that our students get the best in content and learning experiences,” he said.

Mr Ali had encouraged current and new students to enrol in masters and post graduate education courses as it would benefit them greatly.

“The Master of Educational Leadership is an innovative, practice-focused and research –based postgraduate degree that prepares teachers and school administrators for leadership positions in schools and other educational institutions,” Mr Ali said.

Mr Kivunja, has a lot of interest in foundational theories of learning, teaching and assessment (pedagogy), including multigrade pedagogy, and educational leadership, and he has supervised several doctoral theses to successful completion in these areas.

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