Education Minister attends UNESCO conference
November 8, 2015 4:54 am
Education Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy highlighted the key initiatives that his ministry has embarked on at the 38th General Conference of UNESCO in Paris.
Dr Reddy informed member states and associate members about Fiji’s Education 2030 Agenda with its Framework for Action as adopted at the World Conference of Education in Korea in May this year.
He says Fiji, being a developing country, cannot do this alone as it relies on UNESCO and more developed countries for further assistance.
Dr Reddy also shared the challenges faced by the education sector which includes the lack of infrastructure and facilities in schools, the quality of teacher training institutions and the administration of a relevant curriculum.
He told the conference that Fiji is currently embarking on its Digital Literacy Programme which is focused on bridging the digital divide between rural and urban students.