Permanent Secretary Education, Ioane Tiko (sitting 4th from left) and Professor Lingam, HOS (sitting 3rd from left) with the SOED staff following the announcement at USP Laucala campus.
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Education Ministry approves ‘Demonstration Schools’ for SOED - 28 Apr 2017 02:40:54 pm
Fiji’s Ministry of Education (MOE) has approved three Demonstration Schools for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOED).
Mr Ioane Tiko, Permanent Secretary for Education, Heritage and Arts, met with Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOED and his staff on 26 April 2017 to announce the approval of the new initiative in the preparation of teachers.
The approval was based on a formal request by Professor Lingam to the MOE for three schools near to Laucala campus be used as Demonstration Schools by SOED.
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PICPA assists Tonga Public Service - 28 Apr 2017 02:30:16 pm
Capacity building initiatives in public service will yield better impact and results if they are properly linked and sequenced, said Mr Parmesh Chand, Director of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Island Centre for Public Administration (PICPA).
He made the comments as the Centre embarks on providing a series of well targeted assistance to the Public Service Commission in Tonga, towards effective implementation of its Performance Management System (PMS) in the Tongan Public Service.
Mr Chand said in this instance, PICPA has been engaged under the bilatera... More »
STHM strengthens industry partnerships in Solomon Islands - 28 Apr 2017 08:37:52 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) held its inaugural tourism partners meeting in Honiara last month as part of its efforts to strengthen its relationship with industry stakeholders in the Solomon Islands.
The inaugural STHM Tourism Programme Advisory Committee meeting was held at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara. It was attended by industry partners which included Heritage Park Hotel, Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau, Honiara Hotel, and Solomon Islands Strategic Airport Services.
Professor Marcus Stephenson, He... More »
Morale boost for USP Staff Football Club - 27 Apr 2017 10:15:40 am
The University of the South Pacific Staff Football Club (USPSFC) is faring extremely well in the 2017 Business House Football League having been unbeaten in the last five league games against highly competitive teams such as Motibhai, Land Transport Authority (LTA), Digicel, Coca-Cola and Cope Construction. The result constitutes four wins and a draw positioning USPSFC at the top of the points table with 13 points at hand.
The team comprising USP Laucala campus staff from a wide variety of Faculties, Sections and Departments within the University has been representing the University in the corporate competition for th... More »
USP hosts local cookbook launch - 24 Apr 2017 01:32:07 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) hosted the launch of the local cookbook Kana Vinaka on 21 April 2017 at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, Laucala Campus, Suva.
Kana Vinaka is the first local cookbook on contemporary island cuisine authored by Chef Colin Chung. The ingredients in the recipes are locally produced and readily available in the markets.
While launching the book, Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Managemen... More »
USP endeavours to look into students’ concerns - 24 Apr 2017 01:31:07 pm
Students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) had an opportunity to be updated on the latest developments of the University and also to raise their concerns during the first 2017 Student Forum hosted by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President at the Laucala Campus on 21 April.
Professor Chandra welcomed the students saying such engagements were important for the University and its students so that their issues could be voiced and subsequently ironed out.
“This engagement is designed to ensure that the most important stakeholders of the University wh... More »
STHM delivers public seminar on 'Change Management' - 24 Apr 2017 12:45:42 pm
Change management is a management technique not simply an event or a series of events, explained Professor Marcus Stephenson, Head of the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STHM) at The University of the South Pacific (USP).
He made the comment while delivering a public seminar concerning 'change management in the service sector industries', which was delivered to a diverse audience of Honiara-based public and private sector companies in Solomon Islands.
The audience comprised representation from Hotel Solomon Kitano, Heritage Park Hotel, Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau,... More »
2017/2018 - crucial years for USP - 21 Apr 2017 04:19:15 pm
The years 2017 and 2018 are absolutely crucial for the success of The University of the South Pacific (USP) says the University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra.
Professor Chandra shared this message with the University’s staff during the Vice-Chancellor and President’s first staff forum for 2017 on 21 April at USP’s Laucala Campus.
He noted that a number of things at the University will come to end by December 2018 and these are: the University’s current Strategic Plan (2013-2018); funding from member governments; and USP’s partnership with Aust... More »
USP’s Bachelor of Education accredited by ACECQA - 21 Apr 2017 09:08:52 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has received yet another international accreditation, this time for its Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education and Care) programme.
The programme has been added to the Australia Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) list of approved qualifications.
The confirmation came via a letter to the University by Ms Emma Richards, Manager Qualifications Assessment with ACECQA.
In the letter, Ms Richards confirmed that following assessment of USP’s application, the B... More »
USP’s Alafua Campus Honours three Gold Medalists - 19 Apr 2017 03:05:05 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus together with the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) organised a special function for its three Gold Medal recipients on 13 April 2017 at the Alafua Campus in Samoa.
The function was attended by the Prime Minister of Samoa Honourable Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.
Two students from the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) were the first ever recipients from the Alafua Campus to be awarded Gold Medal in science disciplines. They were:
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