Government Agencies in Fiji
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
The Ministry of Education is responsible education in Fiji, along with two commissions: the Higher Education Commission (HEC), and the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Commission (TVET). There are almost 1000 schools in the country, of which almost 750 are primary schools and 150 are secondary schools. As well as this there are five further education institutions: the University of Fiji, the Fiji School of Medicine, the Fiji Institute of Technology, the Teachers College and the University of the South Pacific.
Public spending on education was 4.5% of GDP in 2009.
Education remains critical in the development of the rural areas, and upgrading of rural schools and facilities is a priority.