By ANUSHIL KUMAR
This Technical College is not meant for failures, it is meant for people whose aptitude lies in the technical area, said the Minister for Education Dr Mahendra Reddy during the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at the Fiji Technical College Nadi Campus on Thursday, January 22.
“The government’s vision is to provide higher education to every segment of the society wherever your (student’s) interest lies, on whatever subject area you’re passionate about.
“To ensure that there is no obstacle, we wish to open Technical College throughout Fiji. To ensure that it is not financial obstacle, all those students who are enrolled in the Technical College will be eligible to get financed from the Tertiary Education Loan Scheme (TELS).”
Dr Reddy highlighted the importance of the Technical College to all the school drop-outs.
“Apart from the normal award program 1 and 2, the college will also offer short courses to those students who are dropped out, who are wandering in the village to come and take short courses.
“The short courses will one week or one month long and for them too, the Ministry will pay the full cost. All they need to do is to come, enroll and comply with the operational rules of this institution.”
Honourable Minister said this is also a vision of the Bainimarama government.
“The vision of the Bainimarama government is to look through your eyes, understand you, and make you realise your dreams.”