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The role of institutions in creating critical mass, By Asinate Moroca (FCA) & Salabogi Mavoa (FIT)
 

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    The role of institutions in creating critical mass, By Asinate Moroca (FCA) & Salabogi Mavoa (FIT) The role of institutions in creating critical mass, By Asinate Moroca (FCA) & Salabogi Mavoa (FIT) Presentation Transcript

    • The Role of Institutions in Creating Critical Mass for Sustainable Development Fiji Experience & Educational Reform Fiji College of Agriculture, Fiji Institute of Technology & Fiji National University Asinate Moroca (FCA) & Salabogi Mavoa (FIT)
    • Content
      • Introduction
      • Fiji College of Agriculture
          • History/Background
          • Vision
          • Mission
          • Programmes
      • Fiji Institute of Technology
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    • History & Background of FCA
      • Formerly known as Koronivia Farm Institute(1954)
      • Legislative Council Approval – 1946
      • Up to that time, vocational schools used to teach certificate in agriculture – Sawani, Navuso, Ratu Kadavulevu School
      • College was renamed : The Fiji School of Agriculture in 1962
      • Fiji College of Agriculture in 1973
    • FCA Vision The College shall be the premier provider of high quality education for agriculture and other related agricultural sciences for the students and high quality public service to the country.
    • MISSION
      • “ The Fiji College of Agriculture is to provide quality formal training in agricultural science and provide quality service to the community.”
    • Roles & Functions of FCA
      • FCA under the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (MAFF) is charged with the sustainable development of Fiji’s primary resources.
      • Main objective: To accelerate sectional growth through greater diversification and exports guranteeing food and income security so that people’s living standards can be improved.
      • To produce graduates with sufficient vocational /practical training to equip them in the world of work.
    • Programmes at FCA
      • Certificate in Tropical Agriculture – 2 years
      • Diploma n Tropical Agriculture – 3 years was introduced in 1962
      • Fiji College of Agriculture in 1973 and offered external Diploma from the University of the South Pacific
    • Current Enrolment
      • Diploma in tropical agriculture – (external diploma of USP)
      • 1 st year – FIT non residential
        • 50 students
      • 2 nd year – FCA residential
        • 46 students
      • 3 rd year – FCA residential
        • 39 students
        • Total College roll of 135 students
    • Current Staff
      • 38 Staff – Admin & Support = 19; Academic = 19
      • Staff Qualifications: MQR – Degree in Agriculture or related disciplines.
      • Disciplines: Crops, Livestock, Agricultural Engineering, Management/Extension/Marketing
    • Ongoing developments
      • Introduce ParaVet training
      • Exchange programme with Wallis and Futuna
      • Ongoing skills development for FCA staff
      • Proposed curriculum review
      • Proposed reclassification of college staff
    • Way Forward
      • College of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry (FNU)
      • Introduce new courses: Certificates, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Degree in Agriculture and Agriculture related disciplines.
      • Research
      • Infrastructural growth
      • Linkages with other institutions
    • Fiji Institute of Technology
      • Started in 1965 as Derrick Technical Institute
      • Two main objectives:
      • 1) Train manpower for industry
      • 2) Help students drop outs
      • Focus was in Technical & Vocational Training
      • Mainstay of Industries : Goldmine, Sugar Industry, Power, Telecommunication, Maritime, Aircraft Engineering, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Horticulture
      • Other Programmes later developed or introduced to address needs in other areas
    • Educational Reform
      • Introduced New Structure in 2008
      • Schools to Faculties
      • Faculty of Commerce Hospitality & Tourism Studies,
      • Faculty of Humanities Communication & Creative Arts
      • Faculty of Applied Science Engineering & Maritime Studies
      • Trimester Mode
    • Programmes & Awards
      • “ Multi Entry - Multi Exits ”
      • Certificates – 1 yr (Equivalent to yr 12)
      • Trade Certificates – 2 yrs (Cert +1 yr )
      • Diplomas – 2 yrs (T/Certificate + 1yr)
      • Advanced Diploma – 1 yr (Diploma +1 yr)
      • Degree – 4yrs (Advanced Diploma + 1 yr)
      • Engineering Degrees – 5 yrs
      • ( To start in 2010)
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    • New Programmes
      • Diploma in Agriculture Engineering (4 th yr)
      • Diploma in Tropical Forestry – 2009
      • Diploma in Horticulture - 2010
    • FIJI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - 2010
      • MERGING OF 6 INSTITUTIONS :
      • FIJI COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
      • FIJI COLLEGE OF ADVANCED EDUCATION
      • FIJI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
      • FIJI SCHOOL OF NURSING
      • FIJI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    • FIJI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - 2010
      • COLLEGES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS :
      • AGRICULTURE FISHERIES & FORESTRY
      • COMMERCE, HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
      • ENGINEERING, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
      • HUMANITIES, EDUCATION & ART
      • MEDICINE & NURSING
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    • FNU – CREATING CRITICAL MASS
      • HIRE THE BEST QUALIFIED TEACHERS WITH YEARS OF FIELD EXPERIENCE (PASSION + ATTITUDE)
    • FNU – CREATING CRITICAL MASS
      • HIRE THE BEST QUALIFIED TEACHERS WITH YEARS OF FIELD EXPERIENCE (PASSION + ATTITUDE)
      • REGULAR PROGRAMME REVIEW MUST BE DONE TO ENSURE RELEVANCE & RELIABILITY
    • FNU – CREATING CRITICAL MASS
      • HIRE THE BEST QUALIFIED TEACHERS WITH YEARS OF FIELD EXPERIENCE (PASSION + ATTITUDE)
      • REGULAR PROGRAMME REVIEW MUST BE DONE TO ENSURE RELEVANCE & RELIABILITY
      • INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE – EXPERT/PROFESSIONAL ADVISE ON PGM CONTENT
    • FNU – CREATING CRITICAL MASS
      • HIRE THE BEST QUALIFIED TEACHERS WITH YEARS OF FIELD EXPERIENCE (PASSION + ATTITUDE)
      • REGULAR PROGRAMME REVIEW MUST BE DONE TO ENSURE RELEVANCE & RELIABILITY
      • INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE – EXPERT/PROFESSIONAL ADVISE ON PGM CONTENT
      • TRAINING AND MENTORING ALL ROUND PROFESSIONAL – PRACTICE FARMS = MODEL FARMS
    • FNU – CREATING CRITICAL MASS
      • HIRE THE BEST QUALIFIED TEACHERS WITH YEARS OF FIELD EXPERIENCE (PASSION + ATTITUDE)
      • REGULAR PROGRAMME REVIEW MUST BE DONE TO ENSURE RELEVANCE & RELIABILITY
      • INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE – EXPERT/PROFESSIONAL ADVISE ON PGM CONTENT
      • TRAINING AND MENTORING ALL ROUND PROFESSIONAL – PRACTICE FARMS = MODEL FARMS
      • CREATING BENCHMARK STANDARDS – BASED ON INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
    • FNU – CREATING CRITICAL MASS
      • HIRE THE BEST QUALIFIED TEACHERS WITH YEARS OF FIELD EXPERIENCE (PASSION + ATTITUDE)
      • REGULAR PROGRAMME REVIEW MUST BE DONE TO ENSURE RELEVANCE & RELIABILITY
      • INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE – EXPERT/PROFESSIONAL ADVISE ON PGM CONTENT
      • TRAINING AND MENTORING ALL ROUND PROFESSIONAL – PRACTICE FARMS = MODEL FARMS
      • CREATING BENCHMARK STANDARDS – BASED ON INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
      • PROVIDING ALL ROUND SUPPORT – BI, MARKETING, QUARANTINE, TAX INCENTIVES, INFRASTRUCTURE ETC
      • WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE ?
    • THE CHALLENGE !
    • WHERE CAN WE FIND?
      • A HEALTHY PERSON (PHYSICAL/EMOTIONAL)
      • UNDERSTANDS ENGINEERING
      • KNOWS CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, PHYSICS
      • GOOD AT MARKETING
      • MANAGEMENT SKILLS
      • GOOD METEROLOGIST & ASTRONOMIST
      • FINANCIAL ANALYST
      • GOOD ACCOUNTANT
      • ANIMAL HEALTH
      • RELIGIOUS
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      • THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LISTENING