The launching of the National Information Centre (NIC) marks another milestone for Fiji in the higher education sector. The NIC is part of the requirement for Fiji being a state signatory to the Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education (2011) also known as the Tokyo Convention. Fiji ratified the convention on Wednesday, 19 February 2020.
The main goal of Fiji’s NIC is to be a one-stop-shop for higher education information in Fiji. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) oversees it. The NIC acts as a focal point for the dissemination of information and provision of advice to both local and international students on higher education opportunities in Fiji, higher education institutions (HEIs), programmes and courses available, and other relevant information falling under its ambit. Fiji’s NIC can be accessed via the link: https://www.fhec.org.fj/nic/
The launch was held at the Fiji Higher Education Commission Secretariat’s Office and officiated by the Permanent Secretary for Education, Heritage and Arts, Dr Anjeela Jokhan who is also the 2nd Vice President of Joint Bureau of the Tokyo Convention Committee and Asia Pacific Network of National Information Centres (APNNIC).