Gata rep­re­sents Fiji to Malaysia, Thai­land

Spent his en­tire ca­reer in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor; will be based in Kuala Lumpur

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Our new per­ma­nent rep­re­sen­ta­tive des­ig­nate to Malaysia and Thai­land, Kolinio Gata was to­day com­mis­sioned at the State House. He took oath be­fore the Pres­i­dent Ma­jor Gen­eral (ret’d) Jioji Konousi Kon­rote in a cer­e­mony wit­nessed by the Min­is­ter for For­eign Af­fairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola and se­nior For­eign Af­fairs of­fi­cials. Mr Gata, who will be based in Kuala Lumpur, has spent his en­tire ca­reer in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor and had re­tired as the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Her­itage and Arts’ di­rec­tor Pri­mary in March this year. He be­gan his ca­reer as a pri­mary school teacher in 1982 af­ter com­plet­ing his Pri­mary Teach­ers Cer­tifi­cate at the Nas­inu Teach­ers Col­lege. This was fol­lowed by many post­ings to schools in Ya­sawa, Ba, Naboro and then Suva af­ter which Mr Gata joined the Min­istry’s ad­min cadre. On his ed­u­ca­tion front, he went on to com­plete his Bach­e­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion, Post Grad­u­ate Diploma in Ed­u­ca­tion and Mas­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion from the Univer­sity of the South Pa­cific. Mr Gata pledged to “broaden and strengthen” Fiji’s ties with the two coun­tries he is as­signed to.

Photo: DEPTFO News

Pres­i­dent Joji Kon­rote (sec­ond from right) with Fi­jian Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Des­ig­nate to Malaysia and Thai­land Kolinio Gata (sec­ond from left) at the State House yes­ter­day.

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