Education’s contribution to vital issues

THE importance of education and how it contributes to important issues such as climate change, resilience and sustainable development were some of the most important questions raised during the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers which was held in Nadi last week. Commonwealth secretary-general Baroness Patricia Scotland said commitments made under the Fijian “bula” spirit would make a difference in future discussions and outcomes. “The objectives must answer the question as to whether education could really make a contribution to resilience and also to help us to make our contributions…

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UK: VCs support ‘vital’ EU membership in open letter

With the future of the UK’s position in the European Union set to be decided in a referendum in just under four months, 103 university vice-chancellors in the UK have signed an open letter, urging “the British public to consider the vital role the EU plays in supporting our world-class universities”. Prime Minster David Cameron recently announced the referendum to decide the UK’s membership in the European Union will be held June 23. Photo: Number 10 Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who spent part of her…

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UK: VCs support ‘vital’ EU membership in open letter

With the future of the UK’s position in the European Union set to be decided in a referendum in just under four months, 103 university vice-chancellors in the UK have signed an open letter, urging “the British public to consider the vital role the EU plays in supporting our world-class universities”. Prime Minster David Cameron recently announced the referendum to decide the UK’s membership in the European Union will be held June 23. Photo: Number 10 Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who spent part of her…

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