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Govinda Lingam
Govinda Lingam
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Dip.Ed., BA, PGDipEd, MA and PhD [Sth Pc.]

Designation:†Professor of Teacher Education and Head of School

Room: 402

Courses taught/teaching

  • ED491†-†Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership
  • ED492†-†Advanced Studies in Educational Planning and Development
  • ED493†-†Advanced Studies in Educational Policy

Teaching/Work experience

  • Secondary teaching in Fiji
  • Tertiary teaching in Fiji at the then Lautoka Teachers College
  • Tertiary teaching at University of the South Pacific

Research Interests/Experience

  • Teacher education
  • Educational leadership
  • Educational reforms
  • Educational planning

Research Supervision


  1. Billy Fitoo (PhD)†Citizenship education in the Solomon Islands: Exploring teachers and students perspectives on values for good citizenship†(Graduated in 2016).
  2. Deveena Wati Prasad (MEd)†Exploring the quality of education: A case study of a rural primary school in Fiji†(Graduated in 2016)
  3. Parmeshwar Prasad Mohan (MEd)†Teachersí perceptions of professional development at two Fijian secondary schools†(Graduated in 2015)
  4. Lalesh Sharma (MEd)†Impact of teacher professional development: A case study of a Fiji primary school†(Graduated in 2012)
  5. Rishi Chand (MA)†Challenges to achieving quality basic education†(Graduated in 2011).
  6. Bipin Shankar (MA)†Nature and seriousness of bullying in Fiji†(Graduated in 2010)
  7. Apao Solomona (MA)†Cluster schools: An alternative solution to the problems of Management and performance of rural schools. (Graduated in 2010)
  8. Sanjeena Chandra (MA)†An investigation into possible factors causing student dropouts: A case study of a rural secondary school†(Graduated in 2010)
  9. Nanai Sovala Agaiva (MA)†Management practices versus student academic performance: A case study of three selected schools in Samoa†(Graduated in 2010)
  10. Rajendra Singh (MA)†Primary school assistant headship: An Exploratory Study†(Graduated in 2007)
  11. Wahab Ali (MEd)†Challenges in multi-class teaching : A case study in a Fiji School†(Graduated in 2004)

Submitted for examination

Ashimun N (MEd) Instructional leadership practices: The case of middle management leaders in Fiji secondary schools.

Committees and Community engagement

  • President of the Association of University of the South Pacific Staff (AUSPS) 2013-2015.
  • Member of Council (USP) 2013 to current
  • Member of the Staff Review Committee.
  • Member of the Senate
  • Member of the Academic Programmes Committee (APC)
Publications in USP Electronic Research Repository

Journal Articles

Book Chapters and Reports†


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