The core functions of the Curriculum Advisory Services is to provide, facilitate, support and promote quality in the curriculum preparation and excellence in supporting the teaching and learning of the key learning areas (subjects) offered at ECE, primary and secondary levels. In addition, it also ensures the provision of quality, responsive and relevant curriculums for all the children in Fiji. This also includes addressing curriculum material needs of our local tertiary institutions such as The University of the South Pacific, The Fiji National University, The University of Fiji, The Fulton University College and Corpus Christy Teachers College whom are our teacher education providers in Fiji and in some regional small island states. Addressing the need to function together as a unit and adequately address all our important stakeholders’ curriculum demands and requests is a huge challenge but the unit has recently fostered and secured a cordial understanding with all tertiary teacher education providers to address this important area of concern.
The specific functions carried off by the different sections of the CAS unit are:
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT UNIT (CDU)
• Production of weekly radio programmes for schools that feature advisors of both CDU & TEST.
This section of the Curriculum Advisory Services operates on an overdrive mode as demands for new textbooks, replacement texts from schools plus other texts demands from tertiary institutions are communicated to the ERC unit continuously throughout the year. The unit does its best to ensure all schools and tertiary institutions do get what they request in terms of Fiji’s curriculum documents, text books, and any other materials important for the dissemination of curriculum knowledge to students in schools and tertiary institutes.