TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: A SENSIBLE APPROACH TO PREVENT STUDENT’S DROPOUT FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN LABASA, FIJI ISLANDS
Keywords:Students dropouts, Quality education, Fiji Island
Quality education was one of the Sustainable Development Goal from the 17th Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015, which aimed to establish the comprehensive and fair quality of education and improve lifelong learning hope for all the children around the globe. This study is set out to see how the Ministry of Education Heritage & Arts in the Pacific nation country of Fiji is playing its role in sustaining and meeting the targets of achieving the SDG of “Quality Education”. The main aim of Quality Education is “no child left behind”. To achieve this, the Ministry of Education Heritage & Arts introduced technical vocational education through the conversion of some of the schools to the Technical College of Fiji. The primary purpose of Technical Vocational Education was to prevent students dropouts from secondary schools. The data was collected from two prominent secondary schools in Fiji, employing a qualitative approach through questionnaires. The questionnaire contained seven open-ended questions, which were then analyzed qualitatively. The results indicated that our countries Ministry of Education is playing its role in sustaining and meeting the SDG targets of “Quality Education”.
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