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)
Fiji College of Agriculture
Fiji Institute of Technology
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.
“ 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
Diploma in tropical agriculture – (external diploma of USP)
1 st year – FIT non residential
2 nd year – FCA residential
3 rd year – FCA residential
Total College roll of 135 students
38 Staff – Admin & Support = 19; Academic = 19
Staff Qualifications: MQR – Degree in Agriculture or related disciplines.