This was highlighted by the Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Education, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum while officiating at the Pacific People’s Research Skill symposium in Suva today.

AG highlighted a few key initiatives for those Fijians intending to engage in research in areas of Renewable energy under the ICT sector.

“Government has also offered 10 positions for Fijians to apply for scholarships and this also includes Master’s programs this essentially outlines how research can be done in a critical manner.

“In the civil service, there are few that have Masters or even PhD qualification in specific specialized areas and this means that the level of input in terms of policies, decision making having specialized skills set and the growth in the economy is very low.”

AG emphasized to academics that Fiji needs to have the right people, in the right area of skill-set to further improve productivity.

He also encouraged the participants no to limit themselves from researching and to ensure that have accurate information.

The two-day workshop is aimed to provide more information on the benefits of research to the region.

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