The tweeting teacher

Fijian teacher and storyteller Joji Raqio has provided some powerful insights into teaching in rural Fiji during the pandemic. His Twitter feed has entertained and educated people across the nation. Here he tells his

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The classroom of the future may be truly global

By Yong Zhao School education has for a long time been one size fits all, criticised for its inability to meet the needs of all students. Reform measures have generally failed to improve learning in even the most basic

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COVID closures and Fiji schools

By Epeli Krishan Sen Vakalalabure and Lotarakuita Anand Sen Saurara Albus Dumbledore, the Headmaster of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series notes that time is a mysterious thing and, when meddled with, could have severe

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Vanuatu students learn to farm and save

By Len Garae Vanuatu’s government would like to see all Agriculture Farming Rural Training Centres copy the approach of NAPIL Farming Rural Training Centre, a rural community agriculture school where it is compulsory

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Islands Business January 2022 edition

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UniFiji: VC Appointment

The University of Fiji Council has much pleasure in announcing the appointment of Professor Shaista Shameem as the substantive Vice-Chancellor. This appointment takes effect from 10 December 2021. With all due processes

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UniFiji Student Wins Constitution Essay Competition

A student of the University of Fiji was one of three winners in a national essay competition marking Constitution Day. Avinal Chand, a fifth-year medical student of the University’s Umanand Prasad School of Medicine

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We Say: COVID awareness needs to speak our languages

By Samisoni Pareti When I suggested to a friend on Facebook that we should host a live session on the social media platform about COVID-19 and vaccinations, I absolutely had no idea what we were getting into. Seven days

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We Say: COVID awareness needs to speak our languages

When I suggested to a friend on Facebook that we should host a live session on the social media platform about COVID-19 and vaccinations, I absolutely had no idea what we were getting into. Seven days later and three

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How two unis are responding to COVID

When Islands Business met with leaders from the University of the South Pacific recently, they were just hours away from making the decision to cancel the year’s graduation ceremonies in Fiji. It was the start of the

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Near horizons: Vunilagi’s community literacy efforts

  “Our children are valuable and we have the responsibility to ensure that they are educated;  that they have the basic needs to go through school.” That’s the firmly-held belief of Vunilagi Book Club

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Decolonising possibilities: the path to advancing trans-Indigenous possibilities

A program driven by the School of Culture, History & Language at the Australian National University Across the world, the university system has advanced colonial modes of education and research through its intrinsic

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