School of Education


School of Education Management

The highest administrative body in SOED is the School Board of Studies. Since SOED is a large School and provides a wide variety of pre-service and in-service teacher education programs and services to its students and other members of the stakeholder community, it has an organizational framework that facilitates sharing of leadership responsibilities in order to provide effective and efficient management and development. In particular, this framework enables substantial devolution of academic, leadership and management responsibilities to committees, recently introduced program pillars/divisions and individuals with unique potential. It is important to stress, however, that the major focus of the SOED is to prepare teachers and teacher educators as well as to provide on-going professional development programs. All its courses and programs are related and the lecturers are specialized in several curricula areas. Therefore, it is difficult to articulate clear discipline-based pillars/divisions and place lecturers in them. Despite this, the qualifications, experience, research, consultancy and community engagement are commensurate with the pillars. These are now being developed and it is expected that they will help rationalize the work of SOED as it unfolds.

The School Management is led by its Head Of School, Prof. Govinda Ishwar Lingam and assisted by Deputy Head of School, Dr. Mesake Rawaikela. 

School Of Education Sections

SOED Curriculum & Research Groups

CRG Leader

Leadership, Management, Education Policy & Planning and Financing Education Programme

Dr. Billy Fittoo

Special & Inclusive Education Programme

Assoc Prof. Ann Cheryl Armstrong

Technical and Vocational Educational Training

Ms. Vulori Sarai


Dr. Gregory Burnett

Early Childhood Education and Care Programme

Dr. Lavinia Tiko

Primary Education Programme

Dr. Ledua Waqailiti

Secondary Education Programme 

Dr Hem Dayal

Tertiary Teaching Programme & eLearning

Dr. Shikha Raturi

PostGraduate & Research Capacity Building Programme

Dr. Jeremy Dorovolomo


SOED has a number of committees including Program Advisory, Learning and Teaching, and Research and Postgraduate. It also has and several permanent and ad hoc committees. SOE is represented on the USP Council, Senate, Students' Discipline Committee, Library Advisory Committee and Academic Standards and Quality Committee.


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