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Tukai Lag­o­ni­lakeba, Nadi

Tech­ni­cal Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tional Train­ing [TVET] is so­lu­tion ori­ented; it must be pro­moted and en­cour­aged through­out Fiji in­clud­ing our re­gional small Is­land economies for our very eco­nomic sur­vival to safe­guard us from our big­ger broth­ers and com­peti­tors in the skilled labour mar­ket they suc­cess­fully dom­i­nate. The con­ver­sion of some schools for the in­tro­duc­tion of our Fi­jian Tech­ni­cal col­leges is a very pos­i­tive move in the right di­rec­tion; it is vi­sion­ary, fu­tur­is­tic, ma­ture and pa­tri­otic in pro­foundly pro­tect­ing the coun­try’s var­i­ous eco­nomic long term in­ter­ests for its peo­ple. The Gov­ern­ment must be com­mended through its Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion and ed­u­ca­tional re­formist Dr Reddy for im­ple­ment­ing a long term so­lu­tion to solv­ing an is­sue that has been our coun­try’s woes for the many past years. Skilled labour short­age is a re­sult of the brain drain or skilled mi­gra­tion; it is a prob­lem that does not dis­crim­i­nate us from many other coun­tries as peo­ple are al­ways on the move mi­grat­ing in look­ing for greener pas­tures, a change and bet­ter op­por­tu­ni­ties as they put it but we must al­ways stand ready to counter pos­i­tively and bridge the gap through TVET in­sti­tu­tions etc. Our Gov­ern­ment’s TVET in­tro­duc­tion is a very bold state­ment and it chal­lenges our very fab­ric of so­ci­ety’s youths and en­cour­ages par­ents to utilise this great gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tive for their child’s ben­e­fit and the host­ing of our gov­ern­ments World TVET con­fer­ence at the GPH is a very pos­i­tive leap and credit. It is a bonus, very en­cour­ag­ing, in­spi­ra­tional and I ap­plaud Gov­ern­ment on plac­ing spe­cial em­pha­sis on these two very crit­i­cal and spe­cific hu­man re­sources devel­op­ment ar­eas for its cit­i­zens which they have im­ple­mented through its Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion pol­icy, the Early Child­hood Ed­u­ca­tion [ECE] and TVET re­spec­tively. Sau ka Rreki Viti (clap with joy Fiji) !!!.

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