University considers specialised programmes for teachers

Publication Date: 16 Oct 2015

The University of the South Pacific recognises the need to introduce subject specialisation programmes for teachers. It however refutes claims on the credibility and quality of courses offered by USP. Vice Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific, Rajesh Chandra said “there are 2 issues in the circular,first the Ministry is advising it’s teachers that it wants to have it’s teachers develop subject specialism in-depth and this is something we fully support.The second issue involves the insinuation that the 2 programmes listed for USP are not of high standard,the issue of what is required to give people depth and specialism and what is useful for them should be separated from the issue of quality” The University is also looking at the continuous improvement of its programmes.