About Us

The FTRA secretariat is headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FTRA. The CEO is the highest-ranking executive of the Authority, whose primary responsibilities include making major executive decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of the Authority, acting as the main point of communication between the FTRA Board and MEHA. FTRA employs a total of 13 full time staff members.

The main mandated functions of the FTRA
  • Register qualified teachers to teach in Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary schools in Fiji.
  • Register qualified educators in training institution to intending kindergarten, primary and secondary teachers.
  • Register qualified teacher administrators within the MEHA
  • Register Training Institutions which intend to allow Teacher Trainee Practice in schools.
  • Register Researchers, Volunteers and Volunteer agencies that intent to partner with schools with the view of improving education sector deliverables.
  • Work with Employing Authorities, Training Institutions and other relevant social partners regarding the standards of courses offered to ensure that these are acceptable for the purpose of Teacher Registration.
  • Conduct Teacher Induction Programmes for new teachers in Fiji.
  • Conduct Orientation Programmes for all new first year students in a teacher training Programme at all Teacher Training Institutions in Fiji.
  • Maintain the Qualifications Register for the purpose of the Teacher Registration & Recruitment in collaboration with the 6 Teacher Training Institutions, FHEC & MEHA
The regulatory functions deal with setting up of registration standards and benchmarks for teachers in Fiji. It empowers FTRA to determine:
  1. What qualifications, training and expertise they should possess.
  2. What attributes are essential in our teachers.
  3. What knowledge, skills and abilities they should display.
  1. What code of ethics/conduct they should adhere to.
  2. What professional upgrade and development teachers should undergo.

These determinants form the basis of registration and renewal criteria and processes. Promotion of the Teaching Profession is also a mandate bestowed on the FTRA through FTR Act 2008. While the elements of the regulatory functions do contribute towards development of a vibrant teaching workforce and increased professionalism of teachers, it is vital that FTRA focuses on promotion and development of the Teaching Profession.

Our Organization Structure
About Us

Meet the

Fiji Teachers Registration Authority Board


Ms. Anuleshni Neelum Neelta

Chairperson of the FTRA Board
Acting Director, Professional Legal Training (PLT) Programmes, USP


Prof. Govinda Ishwar Lingam

Deputy Chairperson of the FTRA Board
School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education, USP
Professor of Teacher Education


Dr. Victor Alasa

Fiji National University
School of Education, College of Humanities & Education
Head of School


Dr. Wahab Ali

University of Fiji
Associate Professor – Education Department


Ms. Kalara Liku

Corpus Christi Teacher’s College
Dean of Studies, Lecturer in Education


Ms. Akanisi Lanyon

Fulton College
Head of Education Department, Lecturer


Mr. Filipe Jitoko

Pacific Regional Education Framework, University of the South Pacific


Mr. Nilesh Goundar

The Pacific Community (SPC’s) Human Rights & Social Development (HRSD) Division
Manager Programmes


Dr. Valentine Hazelman

Center for Flexible & E-Learning, Fiji National University
Associate Dean

About Us

Meet the

Fiji Teachers Registration Authority Team


Sangeeta Singh

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Sangeeta Singh is the Head of the Fiji Teachers Registration Authority and was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in December 2019. Mrs Singh holds a Masters in Governance, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Postgraduate Diploma for General Managers & Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of the South Pacific including a Diploma in General Insurance & Finance from the Australia & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF).  She is also a Senior Associate-ship and a registered CIP (Certified Insurance Professional) of the ANZIIF.

Prior to joining FTRA, Mrs Singh worked at the University of the South Pacific, reputable Privately Owned Companies (both Local & International), Non-Governmental Organization and Public Enterprise. The FTRA CEO has over 20 years of various management level work experience. She portrays Strong Leadership qualities and highly believes in Empowering Others.

An advocate for women empowerment while she also believes that with professionalism, self- motivation and commitment we can strive to exceed expectations with service that is second-to-none.

Avinesh Lal

Avinesh Lal

Principal Accountant

Mr Lal heads the Accounts Department of the FTRA and he is also the Human Resources, Properties and Teacher Registration Operational Support to the Chief Executive Officer of FTRA. Avinesh holds Degree in Accounting/Financial Management & Economics from USP. He is also a member of the Fiji Institute of Accountants; has been in the Accounting field for the past 18 years.


Rusiate Matakitoga

IT Officer


Laisa Maria Ligawalawala

Senior Admin Officer


Susana Nadan

Admin Officer / HR Assistant


Sylvia Shareel Kumar

Admin Support / Receptionist


Shaneel Prasad

Registry Support / Driver

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