FHEC APPROVES TRAINING CENTRE REGISTRATION

Caption: Mrs Salote Rabuka during her announcement of the registration approval at Novotel hotel during the forestry consultation workshop.Photo:SUPPLIED

The Fiji Higher Education Commission today announced the approval for the registration of the Forestry Training Centre (FTC), a strategic unit of the Department of Forestry.

The announcement was made by the Fiji Higher Education Commission director Salote Rabuka during a consultation meeting with stakeholders for a review of training in Fiji?s forestry sector.

Mrs Rabuka said the centre has met the major part of the national standards set out by the commission in order for an institution to be registered.

?Those standards are to do with their legal status, their teaching and learning process, their financial management, how well they look after their students and staff and infrastructure so these are the broad criteria that they are assessed on before they can be recognised or registered,? Mrs Rabuka said.

?In the case of the Forestry training centre, they were given recognition, two years ago and that is the first step and after that they applied for registration,? she said.

Mrs Rabuka said registration is the process that involves much more than just recognition and there are a total of 53 outcomes that institutions need to meet in order to be registered.

She said the FTC has been issued 18 months provision registration and will have to meet other requirements needed by the Commission within the period.

Ministry of Fisheries and Forests permanent secretary Inoke Wainiqolo welcomed the announcement today and also highlighted that the Department looks forward to sharing ideas with the different representatives.The consultation held at the Novotel hotel in Lami saw various stakeholders from different sectors of Government including private enterprise come together to review, analyse and recommend ways on how to develop a new curriculum for FTC including other trainings that FTC could offer to enhance Biodiversity Conservation and Protected area management.

The Fiji Higher Education Commission today announced the approval for the registration of the Forestry Training Centre (FTC), a strategic unit of the Department of Forestry.

The announcement was made by the Fiji Higher Education Commission director Salote Rabuka during a consultation meeting with stakeholders for a review of training in Fiji?s forestry sector.

Mrs Rabuka said the centre has met the major part of the national standards set out by the commission in order for an institution to be registered.

?Those standards are to do with their legal status, their teaching and learning process, their financial management, how well they look after their students and staff and infrastructure so these are the broad criteria that they are assessed on before they can be recognised or registered,? Mrs Rabuka said.

?In the case of the Forestry training centre, they were given recognition, two years ago and that is the first step and after that they applied for registration,? she said.

Mrs Rabuka said registration is the process that involves much more than just recognition and there are a total of 53 outcomes that institutions need to meet in order to be registered.

She said the FTC has been issued 18 months provision registration and will have to meet other requirements needed by the Commission within the period.Ministry of Fisheries and Forests permanent secretary Inoke Wainiqolo welcomed the announcement today and also highlighted that the Department looks forward to sharing ideas with the different representatives.

The consultation held at the Novotel hotel in Lami saw various stakeholders from different sectors of Government including private enterprise come together to review, analyse and recommend ways on how to develop a new curriculum for FTC including other trainings that FTC could offer to enhance Biodiversity Conservation and Protected area management.

 

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