Pre­par­ing stu­dents for global so­ci­ety

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The Fiji Prin­ci­pals As­so­ci­a­tion con­fer­ence will be fo­cus­ing on pre­par­ing stu­dents for a global so­ci­ety. As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Anita Gounder said the theme for the two-day event was Pre­par­ing 21st Cen­tury stu­dents for a Global So­ci­ety.

“It is very fit­ting be­cause we need to equip our stu­dents to keep with the given pace of the changes and chal­lenges they face,” she said. The con­fer­ence which be­gins to­day will ac­com­mo­date 176 sec­ondary school prin­ci­pals from around the coun­try at the Novo­tel in Lami. Ms Gounder said there would be an ar­ray of noted speak­ers in­clud­ing video-con­fer­enc­ing with In­dian math­e­ma­ti­cian V Srini­vas. “There will be video con­fer­enc­ing is part of the con­fer­ence with well known In­dian math­e­ma­ti­cian V Srini­vas,” she said. Other key note speak­ers in­clude Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion, Her­itage and Arts Dr Ma­hen­dra Reddy; USP math­e­ma­ti­cian Dr Jito Van­u­alailai; FNU Dean Dr Eci K Na­balarua; and for­mer Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary of Ed­u­ca­tion Am­raiya Naidu. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

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