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3 new appointments to Fiji Higher Education Commission

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy has announced the appointment of three new members to the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC). The three newly appointed members are: Council Member and Chairperson – Dr Milika Naqasima Sobey. – Dr Sobey is a former USP academic who has worked for the IUCN […]

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March 19, 2016 11:13 am

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy has announced the appointment of three new members to the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC).

The three newly appointed members are:

Council Member and Chairperson – Dr Milika Naqasima Sobey.
– Dr Sobey is a former USP academic who has worked for the IUCN office in Suva and has carried out numerous consultancies for regional and international agencies. She has 20 years of academic experience and has undertaken numerous research work which has been published in refereed journals. Dr Sobey is well versed with University academic work and thus provides good leadership to the Commission.

Council Member – Mr Pratap Singh.
– Mr Singh is the South Pacific Engineers Association president and has served in the Commission before. He will provide technical input to the Commission with relation to Technical and Vocational Education.

Council Member – Mr Vimlesh Chand.
– Mr Chand is currently the Director of Curriculum Advisory Services at the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts. He has a strong academic background, is well versed with Qualifications Framework and will provide input towards the subject matter content for programmes offered to tertiary institutions.

Minister Reddy stated that the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts looks forward to working closely with the Commission to ensure it plays an effective role in ensuring that the qualifications offered by the Higher Education institutions are of the highest quality in Fiji and all Fijians are able to get full and detailed information when making choices between tertiary providers with regards to programmes of study.

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