Education is a high priority in the country and the government has invested heavily in the past decade in making education more accessible and inclusive.
The Fiji Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA) is developing a new strategic plan that will reflect the priorities from the National Development Plan 2036, be guided by regional and global education mandates, and include the voices and aspirations of all Fijians.
The country has 737 primary schools, 175 secondary schools, close to 900 early childhood education centers and 17 specialized schools.
The country's biggest challenge is in the development of interlinked coherent systems spanning all areas of education, which will lead to the creation of a more skilled and adaptable workforce, culminating in a knowledge-based society.
The MEHA's Strategic Plan 2019-2023 covers two main objectives: achieving the National Development Plan's goals and initiating sectoral reforms in education. It also addresses the six principles and four key areas of the Pacific Regional Education Framework (PacREF).