President welcomes Fiji to COL

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At a meeting held during the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) between Commonwealth of Learning (COL) President and Chief Executive Officer Professor Asha Kanwar and the Fijian Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Education Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, they explored a range of initiatives that COL could undertake in partnership with the Fijian government to strengthen learning for sustainable development in Fiji.

Professor Kanwar said “I can’t think of a better occasion to welcome Fiji to the Commonwealth of Learning than 20CCEM. We are very happy that COL will now be able to work much more closely with institutions and the Ministry of Education to promote the Fijian Government’s development agenda.”

The Attorney-General stated that “Our membership in the COL will give us new opportunities to deliver the right tools and technologies into the hands of Fijian students and create classroom environments at every level of the Fijian education system that best prepare students for the demands of the modern workplace.”

COL looks forward to working with Fiji to address its specific challenges while also supporting broader efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and provide Commonwealth citizens with greater access to quality education and training through open, distance and technology-enabled learning.

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