Fijian Language Studies, University of the South Pacific.
TTFB has almost completed the training of Fijian vernacular teachers in obtaining their Diploma in Pacific Vernacular (Dip PVL Fijian) studies from the University of the South Pacific. The sponsorship for this program began in 2011 with the idea of upgrading untrained Fijian vernacular teachers’ qualifications to Diploma level with 3 cohorts in the 3 campuses; Laucala, Lautoka and Labasa.
The Dip PVL requires the successful completion of 8 course and so far the teachers have completed 7; LL161, LL162, UU114, LL261, LL262, LL215 and LL362. Their final course will be LL331 which is scheduled for sometime in December 2014 and those that have successfully completed all 8 courses will be eligible apply for graduation in April 2015.