KOICA volunteers and tutors along with Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, FALE Dean (sitting, middle) and Ms Asela Tuisawau (sitting, far left).
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Mandela Day celebrated at USP - 2 Aug 2018 11:08:34 am
All leaders require courage which includes both moral and physical courage and the late Nelson Mandela had both.
This was the sentiment expressed by Chief Justice Anthony Gates during the Mandela Day Celebration on 18 July 2018, at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre, Laucala Campus.
Justice Gates, who was the Chief Guest at the celebration, said that certainly Mandela’s was a life to be commemorated.
Justice Gates highlighted that Mandela was ‘stubbornly against injustice&rs... More »
Successful Open Day at USP’s Lautoka Campus - 2 Aug 2018 11:05:21 am
Thousands of secondary school students from around the Western Division frequenting the various booths at The University of the South Pacific (USP)’s Lautoka Campus Open Day on 27 July 2018 were reminded to explore beyond what was being offered for their desired tertiary education courses.
Speaking at the Open Day Mr Bobby Maharaj, Chief Executive Officer of Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board (TSLB) informed the students that the funding criteria for Tertiary Educations Loans Scheme (TELS) has been amended giving additional opportunity for students to select their subject areas.
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Pacific TAFE delivers cohort of Climate Change Certificate - 1 Aug 2018 03:27:21 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) College of Science, Technology and Environment (CSTE) at the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has begun a cohort delivery of the inaugural Certificate IV in Resilience (Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction).
The Cohort consists of 24 students with 18 from Fiji and one each from Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.
During the programme, which will be completed in October 2018, students will undertake a total of four courses:
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UGC commends USP for significant progress - 31 Jul 2018 03:50:02 pm
The University Grants Committee (UGC) of The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its triennial meeting 2019-2021 at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre, Laucala Campus from 16 to 19 July 2018.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP welcomed all members to the meeting and extended a special welcome to Mr Sunil Sharma, the new UGC Chair, who has an extensive background in finance for more than 30 years.
Professor Chandra noted that the University is now in its final year of implementation of its Strategic Plan (2013-2018) and so far has achieved 82% of its ... More »
Heritage and Arts Festival for USP’s 50th Anniversary celebration - 31 Jul 2018 12:18:52 pm
Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and International, officially opened the “We are the Ocean” Heritage and Arts Festival organised in celebration of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 50th Anniversary on 18 July 2018.
Organised by the University’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS), the week-long festival brought together living culture, heritage and the arts in a fun and interactive way that engages with the wider community.
This festival, which started with an opening... More »
American Accreditation for USP - 31 Jul 2018 12:17:09 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is pleased to announce that it has received Initial Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), United States for a term of six (6) years. This accreditation is without conditions, and WSCUC only approved Initial Accreditation, which may be followed by re-affirmation after 6 years, believing institutions need to be, as USP was judged, in a cycle of continuous improvement and committed to quality across the institution.
This means that the institutional quality of the University is now accepted ... More »
50th Anniversary “Moment to Shine” at Labasa Campus - 31 Jul 2018 12:06:37 pm
Tears of pride and laughter were the order of the day as The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus concluded its “Moment to Shine” with some inspirational words from several speakers on 18 July 2018.
Chief Guest Mr Selemo Drokamaisau, Divisional Educational Officer Northern, told the audience that, as the University’s alumnus, he felt the University was the leading regional institution for several reasons.
Mr Drokamaisau added that this was because of the unique Pacific culture engendered by having a wide diversity of students from d... More »
USP Golden Jubilee Celebrations in Vanuatu Opened - 30 Jul 2018 04:56:07 pm
The Vanuatu Minister for Education and Training, Honourable Jean Pierre Nirua officially opened The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus 50th Anniversary Celebrations in Vanuatu on 23 July 2018.
The event was witnessed by officials of the Ministry of Education and other government organisations, representatives of the diplomatic corps, USP staff and students as well as members of the alumni.
The Campus Director Mr Ruben Markward acknowledged the assistance and support that the University received from the government, development partners a... More »
Fiji PM launches 2018 USP Open Day - 27 Jul 2018 01:41:24 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2018 Open Day was officially opened by Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Fiji’s Prime Minister and Minister for i-Taukei Affairs, Sugar Industry and Foreign Affairs, at the Laucala Campus on 27 July 2018.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP welcomed distinguished guests; secondary school students, their principals and teachers; parents and guardians; sponsors; and the media to the event. Professor Chandra particularly extended a special welcome to the Hon Prime Minister and acknowledged him for making the time amidst his busy schedu... More »
Thousands of students attend USP Open Day 2018 - 27 Jul 2018 01:30:16 pm
More than ten thousand (10,000) students attended The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Open Day 2018 at the main Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji.
This year USP saw schools attending from as far as Levuka that were also present for the official opening ceremony along with St Joseph Secondary School, Suva Muslim College and Vunimono High School.
Taniela Waqa, Year 13 student of Lelean Memorial School stated that he would definitely choose USP and was interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology and Chemistry.
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