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It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time -- for we are bound by that -- but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.
The College of Foundation Studies at USP is responsible for the development and teaching of courses at the Preliminary and Foundation levels. These are pre-degree study programs and are equivalent to Year 13 or the NUS Foundation Year.
Vision for the College of Foundation Studies
Establish a centre of excellence in preparation of students for University and Tertiary studies.
- Provision of quality teaching curriculum at Foundation level.
- Delivery of learning programmes through multi-modal strategies.
- Establishment of appropriate assessment machinery in view of quality assessment and evaluation of learning and teaching outcomes.
What can you come to expect?
- Provision of an environment that is conducive to learning and development of personal qualities in preparation for further studies.
- Provision or relevant resources (human and physical) to facilitate teaching and learning.
Click here to download College of Foundation Studies Brochure
The Director for the College of Foundation Studies is stationed at the Laucala Campus, in Suva Fiji.
Director – Ms Emily Pouvalu Moala (679) 323 1101
Temporary Staff - Local Tutors
On Campus, during tutorials, there are local tutors which CFS provides for each course where student support for their respective subject matters can be sought.
Preliminary programs are aimed at mature entrants who have left school early but now wish to recommence studying.
- Students who have not done well in their Year 13 examinations (P.S.S.C.) can take a course in the USP Preliminary Program in either science or social sciences with the aim to move onto the Foundation Program.
To complete a preliminary program a student must complete LLP13 and THREE other preliminary courses
PRELIMINARY SCIENCE PROGRAMS
Three of: BIP02, BIP03, CHP02, CHP03, GEP01, MAP12, MAP13, PHP02, PHP03 or TEP02
- Science Laboratory classes are a compulsory component of some preliminary science courses. Failure to complete at least three quarters of the practicals can result in the student’s disentitlement to sit the final exam.
PRELIMINARY SOCIAL SCIENCE PROGRAMS
Three of: GEP01, GEP02, HYP01, MAP12, MAP13, PLP01 or SOPO1
Foundation Programs form a pathway to degree-level study at USP.
- Students may enroll for more than seven (7) foundation courses if they wish.
To complete a Foundation Program a student MUST PASS LLF11 and complete six other foundation courses
FOUNDATION SCIENCE PROGRAM
AGF01, BIF02, BIF03, CHF02, CHF03, CSF12, GEF01, ISF21, MAF11, MAF12, PHF02, PHF03, TEF02 or TEF03
FOUNDATION SOCIAL SCIENCE PROGRAM
AFF01, AFF02, CSF12, ECF02, ECF03, GEF01, GEF02, HYF01, ISF21, LLF21, MAF11, MAF12, MAF21, PLF01, SOF01 or SOF02
ALL courses in THE Preliminary and Foundation Programs are offered in distance and flexible learning mode.
SUPPORT AND SERVICES
The College of Foundation in its attempts to offer the best service to its students; provides local tutors to assist students with matters pertaining to their particular subjects. The local College of Foundation tutor/coordinator can also be contacted at any time for student support and services regarding CFS.
Primarily, the support staff are responsible for counseling and follow up on tutorial attendance so that commitment to studies is assured for all students who choose to study at the College of Foundation Studies.
The Tutor/Co-ordinator for CFS on campus in liaison with SAS (Student Academic Services) work together to provide the ‘best services for students so as to improve student performance’.
Presently, SAS deals with the administrative issues in regards to enrolments and tutor recruitment.
To find out more about the Student Academic Services (SAS) please click here